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About GEAR UP Birmingham

GEAR UP Birmingham (GUB) is a federally funded college awareness and readiness program that empowers students to attend and succeed in college. Funded through a 7-year grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, GEAR UP Birmingham’s main focus is to promote success by providing a cohort of Birmingham City Schools’ students with opportunities to learn the necessary skills needed to attend and to graduate from college. GEAR UP Birmingham provides a plethora of resources and activities that promote a college-going culture for students, parents, and educators alike. GEAR UP Birmingham believes that all students can attend college, if they choose, and because of this belief GEAR UP Birmingham is committed to supporting a *cohort of Birmingham City School students in their collegiate journey.


*GEAR UP Birmingham cohort:

In 2014-2015- 6th and 7th graders

In 2015-2016- 7th and 8th graders

In 2016-2017- 8th and 9th graders

In 2017-2018- 9th and 10th graders

In 2018-2019- 10th and 11th graders

In 2019-2020-11th and 12th graders

In 2020-2021-12th graders and college freshmen

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