"Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs"
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GEARUP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a partnership between Central Michigan University and Flint Community Schools.   Our mission is to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.

MI GEAR UP is funded nationally by the U.S. Department of Education and locally by the King Chavez Parks Initiative, Workforce Development Agency and facilitates student tutoring and mentoring, offers workshops on college preparation and financial aid, and assists schools and teachers to better prepare students for college studies.

We are currently in our 4th grant cycle working with over 900 10th grade students and  families in the Flint area.

CONGRATULATIONS DaQuentay Hopkins & Corey Edwards - winners of the National GEAR UP Week selfie contest