GEAR UP’s vision is that all students are academically, socially, and financially prepared to enter and complete the post secondary program or institution of their choice.We believe that young people who start planning in middle school have a better chance of entering college and completing their degrees.Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a competitive federal program that provides six- and seven-year grants to education/community partnerships and states to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.GEAR UP’S THREE OBJECTIVES ARE:
- Increase academic performance and preparation for post secondary education.
- Increase high school graduation and postsecondary participation rates.
- Increase students’ and their families’ knowledge of post secondary options, preparation, and finances.
Gear Up Announcements
GEAR UP is hosting a Virtual Financial Aid Assistance webinar. ALL students and families are welcome to join! Please contact Ms. Maw at KFHS for more information and for the zoom link! 509-738-6625, ext. 406 or firstname.lastname@example.org