Yale-Bridgeport GEAR UP Partnership


Yale-Bridgeport GEAR UP Partnership

29 October 2014

October 29, 2014

This summer, over 70 Bridgeport high school students spent three weeks at Yale experiencing a taste of college life through GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), which aims to significantly increase the number of low-income and minority students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.


The Yale-Bridgeport GEAR UP partnership began in 2008 and has targeted more than 1,500 students enrolled in Bridgeport’s 19 middle schools, and has followed them through high school and into their freshman year of college. 


For more on this partnership, please check out the original article here.

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