The GEAR UP (GU) Program is a federally funded program college preparatory program designed to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.GEAR UP is a national initiative that began in 1998 to encourage more American youth to have high expectations, stay in school, study hard and take the right courses to prepare for college.
Schools currently participating in GEAR UP are Luther "Nick" Jeralds Middle, Westover Middle, and Anne Chesnutt Middle, E.E. Smith High, Westover High and Seventy-First High schools. GU currently serves student in the 8th-12th grades.
The program provides early college preparation and awareness services through tutoring, mentoring, academic advising/counseling, career/college exploration, academic workshops and other support services for students, educators and parents.
For more information, please call the Office of College Access Programs at (910) 672-1034.
This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
OFFICE OF COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAMS
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Helen T. Chick Building, Room 120