Advising including college and career exploration, and preparation of college, scholarship and FAFSA applications. Close monitoring of grades, attendance, and homework completion and early intervention via tutoring or referrals.
Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has partnered with the Department of Public Instruction to provide educational opportunities for students in the GEAR UP program. GEAR UP is designed to assist underrepresented students in grades 6-12 at target schools obtain a high school diploma and prepare for and achieve a postsecondary education.
Who Can Participate in GEAR UP?
Students in these target school districts who have been enrolled into the Wisconsin GEAR UP Program through their local DPI WEOP Office may participate in the GEAR UP services offered through UW-Green Bay.
- Green Bay
Free Services | DPI WEOP
GEAR UP Education Specialists with DPI WEOP provide engaging services for student and families enrolled in GEAR UP, including:
College Readiness Workshops
College readiness workshops at your school. Personalized mentoring throughout the senior year and first year of college.
One-on-One Advising Sessions
College visits and cultural events.
Students who meet designated criteria may be eligible for up to $4,501 in scholarship funding per year for up to 4 years of college.
Free Services | UW-Green Bay
As the GEAR UP university resources partner, UW-Green Bay makes available a variety of opportunities for students to complement DPI WEOP services, including:
Signal your accomplishments with a digital badge that can be shared on your website, your resume, your social media and your email signature.
Summer overnight camp opportunities, held on the beautiful UW-Green Bay campus. Experience life on campus during these fun and creative camps for students in all grades 6-12.
How can I get started with GEAR UP?
If you are in one of the listed school districts and are interested in participating in GEAR UP, connect with your local DPI WEOP Office or talk to your school counselor to get started. You will need to fill out an application form and meet the eligibility requirements to enroll in the program.