The mission of the GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post secondary education. This is done by promoting academic excellence through a variety of locally designed and innovative early intervention services. It prepares our future workforce for jobs in Michigan's rapidly diversifying economy essential to the state's economic viability and competitiveness in a knowledge-based, global economy. It reduces the number of individuals requiring remediation and the cost of re-training high school graduates for new jobs. GEAR UP increases students' proficiency in math, science, reading, and technology to better prepare students for college and the workplace.
Future post will include: (2) The Difference in GEAR UP/ College Day (3) GEAR UP Grant for Michigan, and (4) GEAR UP Today.