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Levy County (Florida GEAR UP)

Program Description

Florida was awarded the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Grant in 2008. Florida's GEAR UP program is designed to provide early intervention for prioritized students in targeted schools that will set, align, and apply rigorous and relevant academic standards to increase student rates of learning, completion, postsecondary enrollment, and will align with employer needs.

GEAR UP is a six-year discretionary grant that supports early college awareness and preparation activities for low-income students in grades seven through 12. It is specifically designed to help middle and high school students handle more rigorous and advanced coursework to better prepare them for college.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Parent/family services



  • Less than 25%