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  • Candace Eaton
  • GEAR UP Coordinator
  • (302) 345-6603

Program Description

PHENND manages a cohort of campus partners, including UPenn and Drexel, who in turn, recruit, train, place and manage college student volunteers using a "College Positive Volunteerism" framework. Primary activities include tutoring in math and English, college visits, career day speakers, and integration of service-learning courses. Our cohort of high school students are currently in 10th and 11th grade, moving into the 2019-2020 academic year, we will be focusing more on supporting students through the college application process.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 100
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Drexel University
  • University of Pennsylvania