GEAR UP Birmingham values the unique roles that educators, community members and partners, alike play in preparing our students to be college, career, and life ready. In turn, we hope that our resources page can assist you on your journey to ensuring that our students are global, competitive, lifelong learners.
College Awareness Services
Take advantage of the resources below to help you gain familiarity with the college process. They can be helpful in preparing for things like college tours or determining the best way to use important faculty such as your advisor.
Parent & Student Tuition Waiver
GEAR UP Birmingham(GUB) is proud to partner with the Alabama Community College System(ACCS) to offer college tuition waivers to all GUB students and their eligible legal guardians. The waiver is available to the students of the Birmingham cohort upon successful completion of high school who meet the specified criteria for college admission. The GUB College tuition waiver is also available to the legal guardians of GUB students who are currently enrolled in the cohort and qualify for admission at any two-year institution or technical college within the ACCS.
Financial Literacy & Planning
Take control of your financial life, with the help of our provided resources. Learn ways to balance your income and expenses to make a plan for budgeting, retirement savings and more.
Career Exploration & Planning
Career and Technical Education
Goodwill Community Foundation
GCFLearnFree.org has several helpful tools to help you start your career, begin the job search and improve the skills you need for job success.
Career Interest Inventory
Take these two assessments to begin gathering information about yourself to help your career exploration process.
The map below, designed by United Way of Central Alabama, helps connect Gear Up parents, students, teachers, and staff with academic and community resources.
Below are a list of helpful websites to assist you on your journey to ensuring that students are both college and career ready.
- Ted Talks
- College and Career Readiness
- Professional Development Webcasts
- AL COS standards
- Alabama Insight Tool
- Teaching channel
- readwritethink & Classroom Resources
An informed community is a strong community. Check out the helpful community resources below.