GEAR UP program partners with Tecumseh.

Oklahoma GEAR UP, in partnership with Tecumseh Public Schools, is celebrating ongoing success in helping students and families prepare for college during National GEAR UP Week Sept. 23-27.

The week highlights the impactful work of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a college access program that provides students and families with college planning resources. Since 1999, GEAR UP has helped improve educational outcomes for millions of students across the U.S., including thousands of Oklahoma students.

As partners, GEAR UP and Tecumseh Public Schools work together to motivate and prepare students to enter and succeed in college through early interventions like tutoring, mentoring, financial literacy, college counseling, college campus visits and more.

"National GEAR UP Week gives us an opportunity to reflect on the tremendous strides we have made in preparing students for college since 1999,” said Oklahoma Higher Education Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “We celebrate the partnership between GEAR UP and Tecumseh Public Schools because it is helping to improve both college access and academic readiness of students to succeed in college and earn their degree.”

During 2012-13, Oklahoma GEAR UP worked directly with Tecumseh Public Schools to provide early intervention services and strategies for approximately 938 students in grades seven through 12.