Michigan GEAR UP

Organization
Michigan Gear Up

Address
2111 Woodward Ave., Suite 506-1
Detroit, MI 48201

Contact Name
Jason Lee
Executive Director, DAPCEP

Phone / Email
313-831-3050  |  jdlee@dapcep.org

Website
http://www.migearup.org

Program Description

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federal grant program aimed at preparing low-income students for success in post-secondary education.

Michigan GEAR UP partners with 15 public universities, as well as with community organizations like DAPCEP, to provide early intervention services to a cohort of 11,000 students from eligible high schools.

Academic advising and career counseling
College Admission overview
Financial literacy and college financing strategies
Mentoring
College visits
Tutoring
Educational field trips
Newsletters
College clubs, and guest speakers
Cultural events
Summer enrichment programs
Job site visit/job shadowing
Workforce and career development

Age Group
High School