Texas GEAR UP spearheads a wide variety of statewide initiatives to enhance postsecondary awareness and readiness for traditionally underserved students in grades 6-12. All GEAR UP grants provide services to students, schools, and families designed to increase college attendance and success. This is accomplished through outreach, rigorous coursework, mentoring, tutoring, college access, and college-financing education. Every GEAR UP grant operates through partnerships with public and private entities in order to best coordinate and leverage the wealth of resources available to students within state and local communities.
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The Texas GEAR UP state grant is awarded to the Texas Education Agency, which oversees the project's two strands: statewide college-readiness resources and initiatives within specific districts.GEAR UP FAQs