GEAR UP Milwaukee WI-Dept of Public Instruction

GEAR UP Milwaukee WI-Dept of Public Instruction GEAR UP is designed to help low-income students succeed in high school so that they graduate and go to college. GEAR UP is designed to help low-income students succeed in secondary schools so that they graduate and go onto an institution of higher education.

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It's not too late. You have all summer to secure the bag!💪🏾💪🏾#GEARUPWORKS #WEOP #MilwaukeePublicSchools #JournalTimes #R...
05/29/2021
Scholarship Saturday – May 29, 2021

It's not too late. You have all summer to secure the bag!💪🏾💪🏾
#GEARUPWORKS #WEOP #MilwaukeePublicSchools #JournalTimes #RacineUnified #RacineParkPanthers #RacineCaseHighSchool #RacineHorlickHighSchool #WisDPI #ObamaHS #BradleyTechHS #RiversideHS #Dream #Build #Achieve #SouthDivisionHS#MPS #MPSPROUD #RIVERSIDEHS #OBAMAHS #BRADLEYTECH #WASHINGTONHS #CongressMiddleSchool #HAMILTONHS #WEOP #SOUTHDIVISIONHS #THURSTONWOODS #VieauElementary #CassStreetElementary #KingInternationalMiddleSchool#WIEDU

This edition of Scholarship Saturday features 64 college scholarships and contests closing soon. There is a lot of scholarship money available – apply today!

Wisconsin GEAR UP has a new program with UW-Green Bay. It is called Rising Phoenix. Eligible students can earn a college...
05/20/2021

Wisconsin GEAR UP has a new program with UW-Green Bay. It is called Rising Phoenix. Eligible students can earn a college degree while in high school and it is FREE. Attend a virtual info session and learn more by visiting www.uwgb.edu/gear-up/rising-phoenix.

#GEARUPWORKS #WEOP #MilwaukeePublicSchools #JournalTimes #RacineUnified #RacineParkPanthers #RacineCaseHighSchool #RacineHorlickHighSchool #WisDPI #ObamaHS #BradleyTechHS #RiversideHS #Dream #Build #Achieve #SouthDivisionHS#MPS #MPSPROUD #RIVERSIDEHS #OBAMAHS #BRADLEYTECH #WASHINGTONHS #CongressMiddleSchool #HAMILTONHS #WEOP #SOUTHDIVISIONHS #THURSTONWOODS #VieauElementary #CassStreetElementary #KingInternationalMiddleSchool#WIEDU

Wisconsin GEAR UP has a new program with UW-Green Bay. It is called Rising Phoenix. Eligible students can earn a college degree while in high school and it is FREE. Attend a virtual info session and learn more by visiting www.uwgb.edu/gear-up/rising-phoenix.

#GEARUPWORKS #WEOP #MilwaukeePublicSchools #JournalTimes #RacineUnified #RacineParkPanthers #RacineCaseHighSchool #RacineHorlickHighSchool #WisDPI #ObamaHS #BradleyTechHS #RiversideHS #Dream #Build #Achieve #SouthDivisionHS#MPS #MPSPROUD #RIVERSIDEHS #OBAMAHS #BRADLEYTECH #WASHINGTONHS #CongressMiddleSchool #HAMILTONHS #WEOP #SOUTHDIVISIONHS #THURSTONWOODS #VieauElementary #CassStreetElementary #KingInternationalMiddleSchool#WIEDU

Emergency Broadband Benefit
05/18/2021
Emergency Broadband Benefit

Emergency Broadband Benefit

Congress has tasked the FCC with developing a new $3.2 billion program to help U.S. households that are struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic. The FCC is mobilizing people and organizations to help share important consumer information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit. To pa...

Any student looking for a job?!
05/17/2021

Any student looking for a job?!

Are you an MPS student looking for a job? Check out the MPS Youth Job Board! Dozens of jobs are posted for part-time, full-time, and summer jobs.

Visit the MPS Youth Job Board for more information at https://bit.ly/3uRNc1V

Great news! The deadline for registration for the Employ Milwaukee Earn and Learn summer youth employment program has be...
05/13/2021
Earn & Learn Participants

Great news! The deadline for registration for the Employ Milwaukee Earn and Learn summer youth employment program has been extended to May 27th at 4pm! This is a great summer opportunity for youth workers to earn some extra cash!

Check out the flyer for details and apply here:https://www.employmilwaukee.org/Employ-Milwaukee/Programs--Services/Job-Placement/Earn--Learn-Summer-Youth-Employment/Earn--Learn-Participants.htm

If you need assistance with completion of your application/registration please feel free to stop by the Employ Milwaukee office located at 2342 North 27th Street Monday-Friday between 9am and 4pm.

#EmployMilwaukee #employment #youthwork #securethebag

Participants may work up to 20 hours per week for 6-8 weeks.  Each Friday, Employ Milwaukee hosts professional development and job readiness skill workshops and enrichment activities. Work experiences available through our EARN & LEARN Program range from developing culinary skills at the Wisconsin ...

Juniors, did you know you can link the Common App to your Xello.  Here's a video to show you how.#GEARUPWORKS #WEOP #Mil...
05/12/2021
Linking Your Common App to Xello

Juniors, did you know you can link the Common App to your Xello. Here's a video to show you how.

#GEARUPWORKS #WEOP #MilwaukeePublicSchools #JournalTimes #RacineUnified #RacineParkPanthers #RacineCaseHighSchool #RacineHorlickHighSchool #WisDPI #Xello #ObamaHS #BradleyTechHS #RiversideHS #Dream #Build #Achieve #SouthDivisionHS #KingInternationalMiddleSchool #MPS #MPSPROUD #RIVERSIDEHS #OBAMAHS #BRADLEYTECH #WASHINGTONHS #CongressMiddleSchool #HAMILTONHS #WEOP #SOUTHDIVISIONHS #THURSTONWOODS #VieauElementary #CassStreetElementary#WIEDU

Students use both Common App and Xello to help track their college applications. Students will need to integrate their Common App account with Xello to begin...

Seniors, Parents, and Counselors: Please join us for a virtual webinar, “The Fundamentals of Financial Aid.” This webina...
05/06/2021

Seniors, Parents, and Counselors: Please join us for a virtual webinar, “The Fundamentals of Financial Aid.” This webinar will include a brief presentation covering the different types of financial aid and resources available to students through WEOP, as well as a college panel session. To register, click the link https://forms.gle/FFdwYwJSyeAJGkYF8.

Seniors, Parents, and Counselors: Please join us for a virtual webinar, “The Fundamentals of Financial Aid.” This webinar will include a brief presentation covering the different types of financial aid and resources available to students through WEOP, as well as a college panel session. To register, click the link https://forms.gle/FFdwYwJSyeAJGkYF8.

An extension has been made!!! Youth Make sure you apply!!
05/04/2021
Earn & Learn Participants

An extension has been made!!! Youth Make sure you apply!!

Participants may work up to 20 hours per week for 6-8 weeks.  Each Friday, Employ Milwaukee hosts professional development and job readiness skill workshops and enrichment activities. Work experiences available through our EARN & LEARN Program range from developing culinary skills at the Wisconsin ...

Happy College Signing Day to all my Seniors!!! #bettermakeroom
05/01/2021

Happy College Signing Day to all my Seniors!!! #bettermakeroom

Happy #CollegeSigningDay! I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how proud I am of each and every one of you celebrating today. Today, we’re recognizing your hard work and dedication as you take this next step on your journey to and through higher education. And I know this hasn’t been the easiest year, but I’ve been so inspired that, despite all of the obstacles in your way, you pushed through it all. Getting your education is an incredible accomplishment, especially when you think about how it wasn’t that long ago that so many students were denied the opportunity to do so.

I was reminded of that when I saw the painting pictured right behind me. It tells the story of Ruby Bridges, who at the age of six, was one of the first Black students to integrate a public school in New Orleans. Parents actually pulled their children out of that school in protest. People retaliated against her family. Her father lost his job. And only one teacher at that entire school would agree to teach her. But Ruby and her family refused to back down. So for an entire year, she sat all alone, a class of one, dutifully learning her lessons.

Now, we’ve come a long way since Ruby was a little girl. But we’ve still got a long road in front of us. And every single one of you out there that’s pushing yourself through all the adversity you’ve faced—especially this year—is helping to build a brighter future, not just for you but for all of us. That’s why we celebrate College Signing Day.

This year, I’m wearing a shirt from Clark Atlanta University, one of our incredible historically Black colleges and universities. So whether you're going to a community college, trade school, university, or joining the military, I could not be more proud of you. Make sure to share where you’re planning to go this fall using #CollegeSigningDay. Then join Better Make Room and me on YouTube at 2pm ET for our virtual celebration featuring some very special guests and student performances! 🎉 bit.ly/VirtualCSD

And again! Today at 4pm! 🗣 Update! Update!! Today is the Day!! Yes we are still celebrating our Seniors for our College ...
04/29/2021

And again! Today at 4pm!

🗣 Update! Update!! Today is the Day!! Yes we are still celebrating our Seniors for our College Signing Day!
BUT we are moving this party over to Google Meets!!

So join us today, at 4pm on on Google Meets: meet.google.com/cez-jugc-uop as we present to the Class of 2021 WEOP/GEAR UP Seniors as they making their Post-Secondary Decision!

And again! Today at 4pm!

🗣 Update! Update!! Today is the Day!! Yes we are still celebrating our Seniors for our College Signing Day!
BUT we are moving this party over to Google Meets!!

So join us today, at 4pm on on Google Meets: meet.google.com/cez-jugc-uop as we present to the Class of 2021 WEOP/GEAR UP Seniors as they making their Post-Secondary Decision!

🗣 Update! Update!! Today is the Day!! Yes we are still celebrating our Seniors for our College Signing Day!BUT we are mo...
04/29/2021

🗣 Update! Update!! Today is the Day!! Yes we are still celebrating our Seniors for our College Signing Day!
BUT we are moving this party over to Google Meets!!

So join us today, at 4pm on on Google Meets: meet.google.com/cez-jugc-uop as we present to the Class of 2021 WEOP/GEAR UP Seniors as they making their Post-Secondary Decision!

🗣 Update! Update!! Today is the Day!! Yes we are still celebrating our Seniors for our College Signing Day!
BUT we are moving this party over to Google Meets!!

So join us today, at 4pm on on Google Meets: meet.google.com/cez-jugc-uop as we present to the Class of 2021 WEOP/GEAR UP Seniors as they making their Post-Secondary Decision!

Don't Forget! Join Us TOMORROW! As we Celebrate our WEOP/Gear Up Senior Class of 2021!#WiEdu #GEARUPworks #MPSProud #rac...
04/28/2021

Don't Forget! Join Us TOMORROW! As we Celebrate our WEOP/Gear Up Senior Class of 2021!
#WiEdu #GEARUPworks #MPSProud #racinehorlickhighschool #racineparkhighschool #racinecasehighschool #happyearthday #WashingtionHS #BradleyTechHS #HamiltonHS #RiversideHS #MHSA #southdivisonhs #RUSD #RacineUnified

Don't Forget! Join Us TOMORROW! As we Celebrate our WEOP/Gear Up Senior Class of 2021!
#WiEdu #GEARUPworks #MPSProud #racinehorlickhighschool #racineparkhighschool #racinecasehighschool #happyearthday #WashingtionHS #BradleyTechHS #HamiltonHS #RiversideHS #MHSA #southdivisonhs #RUSD #RacineUnified

Summer job Opportunity!! Apply!!
04/27/2021

Summer job Opportunity!! Apply!!

Students take a look at this!
04/26/2021
Milwaukee Area Technical College | MATC

Students take a look at this!

You belong at MATC — with all the other smart Milwaukeeans who aren’t paying $50,000 a year for college. Whether you’re looking for an affordable path to a four-year school, an associate degree, a whole new career or a chance to update your skills, you belong here.

Congrats to one of our target schools; Gilmore Fine Arts!!
04/26/2021

Congrats to one of our target schools; Gilmore Fine Arts!!

Join Us THIS Thursday! As we Celebrate our WEOP/Gear Up Senior Class of 2021!#WiEdu #GEARUPworks #MPSProud #racinehorlic...
04/26/2021

Join Us THIS Thursday! As we Celebrate our WEOP/Gear Up Senior Class of 2021!
#WiEdu #GEARUPworks #MPSProud #racinehorlickhighschool #racineparkhighschool #racinecasehighschool #happyearthday #WashingtionHS #BradleyTechHS #HamiltonHS #RiversideHS #MHSA #southdivisonhs #RUSD #RacineUnified

Join Us THIS Thursday! As we Celebrate our WEOP/Gear Up Senior Class of 2021!
#WiEdu #GEARUPworks #MPSProud #racinehorlickhighschool #racineparkhighschool #racinecasehighschool #happyearthday #WashingtionHS #BradleyTechHS #HamiltonHS #RiversideHS #MHSA #southdivisonhs #RUSD #RacineUnified

Join Us Next Week Thursday! As we Celebrate our WEOP/Gear Up Senior Class of 2021!#WiEdu #GEARUPworks #MPSProud #racineh...
04/23/2021

Join Us Next Week Thursday! As we Celebrate our WEOP/Gear Up Senior Class of 2021!
#WiEdu #GEARUPworks #MPSProud #racinehorlickhighschool #racineparkhighschool #racinecasehighschool #happyearthday #WashingtionHS #BradleyTechHS #HamiltonHS #RiversideHS #MHSA #southdivisonhs #RUSD #RacineUnified

Join Us Next Week Thursday! As we Celebrate our WEOP/Gear Up Senior Class of 2021!
#WiEdu #GEARUPworks #MPSProud #racinehorlickhighschool #racineparkhighschool #racinecasehighschool #happyearthday #WashingtionHS #BradleyTechHS #HamiltonHS #RiversideHS #MHSA #southdivisonhs #RUSD #RacineUnified

Students you can still apply!! Ask your Ed Spec or call our main line to ask how!
04/22/2021

Students you can still apply!! Ask your Ed Spec or call our main line to ask how!

Join Us Next Week Thursday! As we Celebrate our WEOP/Gear Up Senior Class of 2021!#WiEdu #GEARUPworks #MPSProud #racineh...
04/22/2021

Join Us Next Week Thursday! As we Celebrate our WEOP/Gear Up Senior Class of 2021!
#WiEdu #GEARUPworks #MPSProud #racinehorlickhighschool #racineparkhighschool #racinecasehighschool #happyearthday #WashingtionHS #BradleyTechHS #HamiltonHS #RiversideHS #MHSA #southdivisonhs #RUSD #RacineUnified

Join Us Next Week Thursday! As we Celebrate our WEOP/Gear Up Senior Class of 2021!
#WiEdu #GEARUPworks #MPSProud #racinehorlickhighschool #racineparkhighschool #racinecasehighschool #happyearthday #WashingtionHS #BradleyTechHS #HamiltonHS #RiversideHS #MHSA #southdivisonhs #RUSD #RacineUnified

04/21/2021

Earn an IT Service Desk Technician Certificate through this online 16-week bootcamp! Check flyer for details

Any Students looking to go into Ag & ES school?!#WiEdu #racinecasehighschool #racinehorlickhighschool #RacineParkHighSch...
04/21/2021

Any Students looking to go into Ag & ES school?!
#WiEdu #racinecasehighschool #racinehorlickhighschool #RacineParkHighSchool #bradleytech #GEARUPworks #hamilton #MKE #Milwaukee #RUSD #MPSProud #Riverside #Washington #MHSA #SouthDivision

#ScholarshipOpportunity! #PleaseRead

Trade Opportunity!!
04/20/2021

Trade Opportunity!!

Have you wondered what it takes to get a job in construction? Wonder no more, attend How To Get a Job in Construction Information Session - Thursday, April 22 at 11:00 RSVP: [email protected] #constructionjobs #wrtp #hiring #FAIRCHANCE #secondchance

04/16/2021

Racine Graduation Dates are posted!

Congrats to Aaron Young!! One of our promising teachers at one of our target schools; Vieau! Congrats Mr. Young! #GearUp...
04/12/2021

Congrats to Aaron Young!! One of our promising teachers at one of our target schools; Vieau!

Congrats Mr. Young! #GearUpWorks

Congratulations to Aaron Young from Escuela Vieau School in Milwaukee on being named this month's Grand Slam Teacher!

The Grand Slam Teacher program celebrates outstanding Wisconsin teachers.

Nominate a teacher at http://brewers.com/teacher

Hello, Spring! But, we're looking forward to summer. GEAR UP has lots to do this summer with UW-Green Bay.  Click here t...
04/10/2021

Hello, Spring! But, we're looking forward to summer. GEAR UP has lots to do this summer with UW-Green Bay. Click here to learn more about our summer programs https://www.uwgb.edu/gear-up/summer-programs/overview/.

#GEARUPWORKS #WEOP #MilwaukeePublicSchools #RacineUnified #RacineParkPanthers #RacineCaseHighSchool #RacineHorlickHighSchool #WisDPI #ObamaHS #BradleyTechHS #RiversideHS #Dream #Build #Achieve #SouthDivisionHS#MPS #MPSPROUD #RIVERSIDEHS #OBAMAHS #BRADLEYTECH #WASHINGTONHS #CongressMiddleSchool #HAMILTONHS #WEOP #SOUTHDIVISIONHS #THURSTONWOODS #VieauElementary #CassStreetElementary #KingInternationalMiddleSchool

Hello, Spring! But, we're looking forward to summer. GEAR UP has lots to do this summer with UW-Green Bay. Click here to learn more about our summer programs https://www.uwgb.edu/gear-up/summer-programs/overview/.

#GEARUPWORKS #WEOP #MilwaukeePublicSchools #RacineUnified #RacineParkPanthers #RacineCaseHighSchool #RacineHorlickHighSchool #WisDPI #ObamaHS #BradleyTechHS #RiversideHS #Dream #Build #Achieve #SouthDivisionHS#MPS #MPSPROUD #RIVERSIDEHS #OBAMAHS #BRADLEYTECH #WASHINGTONHS #CongressMiddleSchool #HAMILTONHS #WEOP #SOUTHDIVISIONHS #THURSTONWOODS #VieauElementary #CassStreetElementary #KingInternationalMiddleSchool

The Shawn Carter Foundation was founded by Gloria Carter and her son, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, Since the Foundation’s incep...
04/09/2021

The Shawn Carter Foundation was founded by Gloria Carter and her son, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, Since the Foundation’s inception, over $4MM have supported initiatives to empower youth and communities in need through the Foundation’s programs. For more information or to apply for the scholarship go to https://www.shawncartersf.com/scholarship-fund/#app .
#GEARUPWORKS #WEOP #MilwaukeePublicSchools #JournalTimes #RacineUnified #RacineParkPanthers #RacineCaseHighSchool #RacineHorlickHighSchool #WisDPI #ObamaHS #BradleyTechHS #RiversideHS #Dream #Build #Achieve #SouthDivisionHS#MPS #MPSPROUD #RIVERSIDEHS #OBAMAHS #BRADLEYTECH #WASHINGTONHS #CongressMiddleSchool #HAMILTONHS #WEOP #SOUTHDIVISIONHS #THURSTONWOODS #VieauElementary #CassStreetElementary #KingInternationalMiddleSchool#WIEDU

🗣️ Students!! This is Where the Money Resides!! Check out this career fair and scholarship opportunity hosted by the His...
04/06/2021
HISPANIC YOUTH CAREER FAIR

🗣️ Students!! This is Where the Money Resides!!

Check out this career fair and scholarship opportunity hosted by the Hispanic Youth Career Fair: http://hycf1981.weebly.com/

#MPS #GearUp #wiedu #MPSProud #bayview #Riverside #hamilton #MHSA #Washington #custer #obama #WashingtonHS #ObamaHS #SouthDivision #RufusKing #milwaukee #milwaukeepublicschools #GoldaMeir #Vincent #Madison #MilwaukeeMarshall #Groppi #Transition #bradleytech #Shorewood #WFB #Dominican #Nicolet #Greendale #Greenfield #WestAllis #Brookfield #Tosa #wauwatosa #SouthMilwaukee #Racine #Kenosha #MtPleasant #Madison #Hartford #Pewaukee #MenomeneeFalls

Register to attend the Virtual HYCF 40 on Friday, April 23, 2021, 9-11 AM or Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 5-7 PM.

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)

Purpose: GEAR UP is designed to assist low income students succeed in secondary school so that they will graduate from high school and pursue higher education. The GEAR UP grant is funded through the United States Department of Education.

Objectives: The objectives of GEAR UP: 100 percent of the students will be encouraged to enroll in rigorous academic courses for high school preparation, graduation, and college admission. 90 percent of the priority students will graduate from high school each year and 80 percent will continue their education beyond high school. 50 percent of the GEAR UP priority students and parents will increase their knowledge of college and career readiness. 75 percent of the school district staff who participate in professional development opportunities will increase their knowledge of college and career readiness. Other items that are measured are the number of seniors who complete the FAFSA and the number who have completed a rigorous course of study in high school.

Program Features: 2,700 priority middle and high school students from eight target school districts throughout the state. A priority student is a student that is receiving free or reduced price meals at time of enrollment in the program and is from a target school. Students between the grades 6-10 can be enrolled in the program. Students are expected to participate and remain in the program until high school graduation. Outreach services to 45,000 students, parents, and school district staff to promote college accessibility, attainability, and affordability is also provided.

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