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GEAR UP

 GEAR UP

Long Beach Unified School District
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 GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a program that aims to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in college. GEAR UP offers services that promote academic preparation for college and facilitates an understanding of the necessary requirements and costs of attending college. The New LBUSD GEAR UP grant begins with current 7th grade students at Butler, DeMille, Franklin, Hamilton, Hill, Jefferson, Lindbergh, Lindsey, Marshall, Powell, Robinson, Stephens, and Washington. The GEAR UP grant will follow the students through high school.
 
GEAR UP Services
  • Academic, financial, career, and /or personal counseling
  • Career exploration
  • Information on post-secondary education
  • Exposure to college campus
  • Information on student financial assistance
  • Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications
  • Workshops for the families of participations
  • Skill Development and tutoring
  • Fieldtrips
  • Summer program