GEAR UP — Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GU/CD)
GEAR UP was established by the 1998 amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 to serve the needs of the nation's low-income and most educationally disadvantaged students. The program is administered and funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the Martin Luther King*César Chávez*Rosa Parks (KCP) Initiative. The state-funded program is administered by Michigan's 15 public universities by the Michigan Department of Energy Labor & Economic Growth, Bureau of Workforce Transformation, and Division of Lifelong Learning. GEAR UP supports students along the academic pipeline beginning in 7th grade with college preparation.
Future post will include (1) The GEAR UP/College Day Program Mission, (2) The Difference in GEAR UP/ College Day (3) GEAR UP Grant for Michigan, (4) GEAR UP Today.