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Annual Performance Report

The following text versions of the Annual Performance Report (APR) can be used as working copies to compile information for entry into the Web-based APR.

Grantee-Level Performance Results:

Being Updated.

Financial Status and Program Performance Final Report For State and Partnership GEAR UP Grants

GEAR UP Success Stories

Below are some success stories of different GEAR UP programs

Seminole State College

Seminole State College (SSC), Oklahoma, GEAR UP capitalized on the state paying tuition for nine college credits as juniors, utilized funds to assist with the associated fees and textbooks this past fall. Many junior cohort students participated in concurrent and dual enrollment to get ahead with their plans to pursue higher education while in high school. Teachers in partner schools attended ACT professional learning workshops this past fall to improve pedagogy and standards to increase student achievement.

The SSC GEAR UP program participated this past fall in Saturdays of service by inviting GEAR UP students to the Oklahoma Regional Foodbank to experience volunteering. The GEAR UP team and students went on two separate dates in October and November to fill nutritional boxes of both perishable and non-perishable items for citizens who experience nutritional insecurity in the state. Students who attended had opportunities to build volunteering into their college applications and essays. Students also explored two universities in the state by attending Saturday college visits this fall. Students had opportunities to talk with specific program personnel and professors, scholarships, enjoyed tail-gating and observed football games.

GEAR UP Virginia

In the seventh year, GEAR UP Virginia (GUV) placed Student Ambassadors at 40 campuses in Virginia including community colleges, public and private four year universities. GUV staff selected, trained, and coached these first-year GUV college students/Student Ambassadors during the COVID pandemic. They connected GUV Student Ambassadors with college contacts to help support them and gain access to campus information and resources. In the end, these first year GUV 2020 graduates served as near peer information hubs to help promote on-campus programs, FAFSA information and GEAR UP information (including scholarship information). GUV Student Ambassadors served as the connective tissue between other GUV students, GEAR UP Virginia's central office, and the services their campuses provided to first-year students.

West Wichita GEAR UP

Click here to read about West Wichita GEAR UP success story.

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Last Modified: 01/14/2022