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Labor and Economic Opportunity

Michigan Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (MI GEAR UP)

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.