About Gear Up
In October 2016, Georgia received its first statewide GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Potential) Grant
. On behalf of the Governor’s Office, the University System of Georgia will administer the seven-year, $21-million-dollar grant awarded by US Department of Education.
The statewide project will serve over 12,000 high need students in over 40 schools.
In order to increase post-secondary access and success for students in these high need areas of the state, the project will employ two delivering services and activities models.
Baker Middle School, Eddy Middle School, East Columbus Middle School, Fort Leadership Magnet Academy, and Rothschild Middle School