GEAR UP Your Future
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This website was started by Michigan Tech's Center for Educational Outreach to house resources and opportunities available to GEAR UP students in the Copper Country counties of Houghton and Keweenaw in Michigan's far north. While these resources and information are available to all they are geared towards the needs of students in these regions.
MI GEAR UP is a federally funded program from the United States Department of Education designed to increase the number of economically-disadvantaged students who are prepared to enter postsecondary education. MI GEAR UP partners with Michigan's 15 public universities and valuable external community partners to provide early intervention services and a scholarship component. MI GEAR UP serves a cohort of students, beginning in the seventh grade and follows them through the first two years of college.