GEAR UP Experience & Facts

  • GEAR UP EMU serves 1,200 students in 3 districts.

  • The U.S. Department of Education to help students in Romulus, River Rouge & Taylor School Districts attend college.

  • 50% of our program is funded by the United States Department of Education, 50% by EMU, school district and community partners.

  • Program Funds are also used to provide college scholarships to low-income students.

  • A six-year grant is provided to states and partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools.

  • GEAR UP grantees to serve an entire cohort of students beginning no later than the seventh grade and follow the cohort through high school.

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