Gaining Early Awareness And Readiness For Undergraduate Programs



Program Overview

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 postsecondary access and success for students in these high need areas of the state, the project will employ two delivering services and activities models.

Program Goals

  • Increase participant’s academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education.
  • Increase the high school graduation rate and enrollment of participants into a postsecondary institution.
  • Increase participants’ and their families’ knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation, and financing.


  • Personal/Social Counseling
  • Academic Advisement
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Study Skills
  • Test-Taking Skills
  • Educational/Career and Cultural Activities
  • College and Technical School Visits
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Assistance with College Applications
  • Professional Development for Teachers
  • Summer Programs

Please visit the Gear Up Program official website for more information.

Contact  ABAC at Bainbridge Gear Up.


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