GEAR UP Georgia
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.
GEAR UP Georgia increases the number of secondary school diplomas and prepares our students for post-secondary school success. This program inspires student achievement through targeted support services and preparation efforts to raise expectations and rates of success.
On August 31, 2017, FSLMA held their first GEAR UP Georgia parent meeting.