Ways for Students to Get Involved

What do you do after school? What are your plans for the summer? Want to go where you can compete in the Olympics, climb a rock wall, meet UTC greatness, have Mardi Gras fun and step up to college?  Then you want to go GEAR UP.

You already know GEAR UP Teaching Assistants from your English and math classes, and here are some more ways for you to get GEAR UP goodness and step up your march towards college.


After School

GEAR UP makes it happen after school in the fall and spring semesters. It is free to participate and in addition to getting ready for the ACT, you’ll also get a snack, get better in school, work with a  UTC mentor, play Moonball – the best game know to humankind – and then get a bus ride home when it all wraps up.

For more information about the after school program and to download an application, click here.




Campus Visits

Each semester, GEAR UP takes students to different colleges and universities in the area. To find out more about our campus visits, click here.  


Summer Programs

Click here to learn more about GEAR UP’s world renowned Math Blast Off and here to learn more about Camp GEAR UP summer programs.




If you have any additional questions about GEAR UP’s programs for you or if you have any ideas for a great GEAR UP program, send an email to your school’s GEAR UP coordinator. Contact information for coordinators is available here .