Who are we?

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP is a national college access program with the purpose of increasing the number of students in college and is dedicated to aiding students with the tools they will need to begin their journey in post-secondary education. 

The Michigan Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (MI GEAR UP) is a federally funded program from the United States Department of Education designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter postsecondary education. The MI GEAR UP Program partners with Michigan's 15 public universities, and valuable external community partners to provide early intervention services and a scholarship component for low-income students.


Our Services
  • Workshops for supplemental development
  • Educational field trips 
  • SAT/ACT Preparation 
  • College info nights
  • FREE school supplies
  • Scholarship opportunities
How long does it last?

The MI GEAR UP Program serves a cohort of students, beginning in the seventh grade and follows them through the first year of college.

Partnering Schools

Cass Technical High School, Detroit Public Schools 

Hope Middle School, Detroit Charter School  

Chandler Park Academy, Harper Woods Charter School 

TRIO Programs

Room 123
The Union @ Dearborn
780 Town Center Drive
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