GEAR UP Maine Scholars

GEAR UP Maine Scholars Model Coming Soon!

Mission

GEAR UP Maine will create, implement, and adjust a sustainable model for effectively supporting students as they successfully overcome barriers and persist through their first year of postsecondary education. The model will focus on GEAR UP students in the class of 2020 as they transition from high school to postsecondary education. GEAR UP Maine will:

  • share the model with postsecondary institutions and other partners;
  • develop a credentialing platform and process for credentialing and certifying college access professionals; and
  • collaborate with partners on the training and sustainability of the model and credentialing/certification of college access professionals beyond the GEAR UP grant ending in the fall of 2021.


Vision

GEAR UP Maine students graduating high school in the class of 2020 will successfully overcome barriers to enrolling in postsecondary education and persist through their first year of postsecondary education.

GEAR UP Maine will collaborate with partners to develop strategies to support students beyond the class of 2020 from economically disadvantaged backgrounds/communities to enroll in and persist through their first year of postsecondary education.

Collaboration between Syntiro and partners will ensure the sustainability of a system of credentialing/certification for college access professionals. These credentialed professionals will be prepared to work with Maine schools and institutions of higher education to support these students in making a successful transition from high school to postsecondary education.


First Generation:

‚Äč(1) An individual neither of whose natural or adoptive parents received a baccalaureate degree; or

(2) A student who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided with and received support from only one natural or adoptive parent and whose supporting parent did not receive a baccalaureate degree.