Early Academic Outreach

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MI GEAR UP is funded nationally by the U.S. Department of Education and locally by the King Chavez Parks Initiative, Workforce Development Agency. 

MI GEAR UP facilitates student tutoring and mentoring, offers workshops on college preparation and financial aid, and assists schools and teachers to better prepare students for college studies.

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The CMU Upward Bound Program is a rigorous, pre-college academic experience for promising, economically-disadvantaged students within two Detroit Public High Schools.

The program assists first generation, college-bound students in developing the necessary skills for academic success, high school graduation and transition to post-secondary education.