Redefining the Classroom

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federally funded program that provides college awareness and enrichment activities for middle and high school students.  Established in 1998 by the Higher Education Act (1965), the mission of GEAR UP is to increase the number of low-income students who are who are confidently prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.  The GEAR UP program is active in many different states across the US, administered and funded by the US Department of Education and the KCP initiative

Exploration Sensation May 2016

Upcoming Events

Central Michigan University College Tour (pdf) - November 8th

  • Departing from Lake Superior State University‚Äôs Native American Center at 7:30am and returning at 7pm

    Tour includes a campus admissions tour at Central Michigan University, a tour of the Ziibiwing Center and lunch
  • All activities are free for students who are members of the 2017 high school graduating class, attending the following schools: Ojibwe Charter School, Pickford High School, Malcolm High School, Sault Area High School, and Whitefish Township High School.
  • To sign up for this campus tour, contact the MI GEAR UP team at or (906)-635-2068

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