The Difference in GEAR UP/College Day:
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) differs from other access programs by raising academic aspiration of entire grade level cohorts of low-income students, not just selected individuals. Furthermore the GEAR UP Program is cultivating motivation, knowledge, and skills needed to succeed in college–regardless of students' economic conditions.
- By serving the education needs of low-income families through academic and college counseling and parent involvement programs that involve families in the education process.
- Increasing awareness among parents, students, and educators of financial aid programs available, and providing scholarships for university and college study.
- By helping schools provide better instruction in the classroom to improve student achievement and academic performance as well as promoting the importance of college success.
- By helping Michigan transform the relationship of university and K-12 public schools faculty, and providing opportunities to develop closer working relationships with colleagues.
This post is a part of a series (1) The GEAR UP/College Day Program Mission, (2) The Difference in GEAR UP/ College Day (3) GEAR UP Grant for Michigan, and (4) GEAR UP Today.