UW GEAR UP

Welcome to GEAR UP Achievers!

Gaining
Early
Awareness &
Readiness for
Undergraduate
Programs

Auburn ~ Kent ~ Renton ~ Tukwila

Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19

The UW GEAR UP Achievers team wishes for each of our students, their families, and communities to be safe and healthy during these pandemic times. The University of Washington has compiled a list of resources that may be useful for folks experiencing hardship right now. If you are seeking assistance/support that cannot be met with those resources, please reach out to your GEAR UP site coordinators or to our GEAR UP Achievers team.

While in quarantine, join us for Husky STEM Club and earn yourself an at-home STEM kit! Stay updated on GEAR UP Summer 2020 Programs, including camp cancellations or changes in dates. We can’t wait to see you all in-person when it is safe to do so!

Latest Updates

  • What is Husky STEM Club?
    In March of 2020, GEAR UP Achievers launched the Husky STEM Club, a virtual program to connect with students during school closures, inspire creative thinking and problem-solving, and utilizing basic…
  • Happy National GEAR UP Week

    Happy National GEAR UP Week to all! This is an annual celebration of the GEAR UP Program, focused on getting the word out about GEAR UP Achievers in the community,…
  • 2020-2021 STEM Mini-Grants Now Available

    GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federal grant, funded by the Department of Education, that provides middle and high school students from low-income, first…
  • GEAR UP Achievers moves to online programming

    With schools closed and summer programming postponed, our GEAR UP Achievers team has worked incredibly hard to stay connected and find creative ways to engage students and families during this…

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federal grant, funded by the Department of Education, that provides middle and high school students from low-income families the support they need to access and succeed in college.  In fall of 2018, the University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity received a 7-year GEAR UP partnership grant to work with nine schools in four districts in South King County: Auburn, Kent, Renton, and Tukwila. 

  • Renton: Dimmit Middle School, McKnight Middle School, Nelsen Middle School, Lindbergh High School, Hazen High School, and Renton High School
  • Tukwila: Showalter Middle School and Foster High School
  • Kent: Kent-Meridian High School, Kentridge High School, and Kentwood High School
  • Auburn: Cascade Middle School, Olympic Middle School, and Auburn High School

Interested to learn more about GEAR UP at your school/district? Find your school site coordinator’s contact information here!