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WI DPI Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs - Milwaukee WEOP’s mission is to prepare youth and adults to pursue higher educational opportunities by providing college and career readiness programs, resources, and support.

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#DYK that grants typically do not need to be repaid? Check out the federal grants for education that may be available to...
07/24/2021

#DYK that grants typically do not need to be repaid? Check out the federal grants for education that may be available to you.

#Federal Student Aid #GEARUPworks

07/23/2021
If you missed the college tour to UW Whitewater, but want to visit the campus, click the link below.https://www.youvisit...
07/23/2021
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

If you missed the college tour to UW Whitewater, but want to visit the campus, click the link below.

https://www.youvisit.com/tour/63763?fromSearch=1&&wph=1&skipPrompt=1&fromSearch=1

#GEARUPWORKS #MilwaukeePublicSchools #RacineUnified #RacineParkPanthers #RacineCaseHighSchool #RacineHorlickHighSchool #WisDPI #BradleyTechHS #Dream #Build #Achieve #MPSPROUD #RIVERSIDEHS #OBAMAHS #BRADLEYTECH #WASHINGTONHS #WIEDU #CongressMiddleSchool #HAMILTONHS #WEOP #SOUTHDIVISIONHS

Virtually explore University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in a fully immersive 360-degree experience.

Scholarship Alert!!! If you are a current college student or senior going to college in the fall this scholarship is for...
07/16/2021

Scholarship Alert!!! If you are a current college student or senior going to college in the fall this scholarship is for you. Click the link below for more information.

https://www.sutliffstout.com/scholarship/?mc_cid=b4c7dce121&mc_eid=15ebea2d1b

#GEARUPworks #scholarships

Scholarship Alert!!! If you are a current college student or senior going to college in the fall this scholarship is for you. Click the link below for more information.

https://www.sutliffstout.com/scholarship/?mc_cid=b4c7dce121&mc_eid=15ebea2d1b

#GEARUPworks #scholarships

Be a ScienTEST with us, as we use puzzles to develop our talents in designing and doing experiments to test ideas. For m...
07/15/2021

Be a ScienTEST with us, as we use puzzles to develop our talents in designing and doing experiments to test ideas. For more details and to register for this event click the link below!

https://www.uwgb.edu/gear-up/stem-events/

Be a ScienTEST with us, as we use puzzles to develop our talents in designing and doing experiments to test ideas. For more details and to register for this event click the link below!

https://www.uwgb.edu/gear-up/stem-events/

Thanks to The College Board for this helpful reminder with July College Planning To-Dos ☑️.
07/06/2021

Thanks to The College Board for this helpful reminder with July College Planning To-Dos ☑️.

Thanks to The College Board for this helpful reminder with July College Planning To-Dos ☑️.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has 2 FREE ACT camps for 10th-12th graders. Camps will run from 9:00am-4:00pm wit...
07/02/2021

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has 2 FREE ACT camps for 10th-12th graders. Camps will run from 9:00am-4:00pm with breaks. Students can sign up for one or both. To register click the link below.
https://www.uww.edu/precollege/programs/summer-academic-camps/act-preparation-camp

o July 11-16 - Math/Science ACT camps
o July 18-23 - Reading/English ACT camps

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has 2 FREE ACT camps for 10th-12th graders. Camps will run from 9:00am-4:00pm with breaks. Students can sign up for one or both. To register click the link below.
https://www.uww.edu/precollege/programs/summer-academic-camps/act-preparation-camp

o July 11-16 - Math/Science ACT camps
o July 18-23 - Reading/English ACT camps

Become a kirigamist with us!  With paper, cardstock, and a few other supplies, design amazing paper folding creations. T...
06/29/2021

Become a kirigamist with us! With paper, cardstock, and a few other supplies, design amazing paper folding creations. To register for this event click the link below!

https://www.uwgb.edu/gear-up/stem-events/

Become a kirigamist with us! With paper, cardstock, and a few other supplies, design amazing paper folding creations. To register for this event click the link below!

https://www.uwgb.edu/gear-up/stem-events/

If you missed the Career Exploration Event on Engineering but want to learn more about it, click the link below. https:/...
06/24/2021
What is Engineering?: Crash Course Engineering #1

If you missed the Career Exploration Event on Engineering but want to learn more about it, click the link below.
https://youtu.be/btGYcizV0iI

#GEARUPworks #stemeducation #stemcareers #steam #steamlearning #Collegebound

In our first episode of Crash Course Engineering, Shini explains what engineering is, and gives a brief overview of its four main branches (civil, mechanical...

MATC Promise - Free Tuition: Deadline extended to June 30, 2021. Students who have a 2.0 GPA and qualify for a Pell gran...
06/16/2021
MATC Promise | MATC

MATC Promise - Free Tuition: Deadline extended to June 30, 2021. Students who have a 2.0 GPA and qualify for a Pell grant can attend Milwaukee Area Technical College at little or no cost. Learn more about this exciting option at https://www.matc.edu/promise/.

By offering free tuition for eligible students, the MATC Promise for New High School Graduates is unlocking opportunity, making college a reality for students who never thought it was possible.

06/14/2021
Photos from Milwaukee Public Schools's post
06/12/2021

Photos from Milwaukee Public Schools's post

06/12/2021
NAACP.org/creativesole#GEARUPWORKS #WEOP #MilwaukeePublicSchools #JournalTimes #RacineUnified #RacineParkPanthers #Racin...
06/11/2021
The NAACP Creative Sole Scholarship powered by Vans

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

The Creative Sole Scholarship powered by Vans is awarded annually by NAACP to college students majoring in creative fields.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Graduation Plus programming will offer free college readiness boot camps for gra...
06/11/2021

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Graduation Plus programming will offer free college readiness boot camps for grades 9th - 12th this summer.
Interested students should register in advance (the deadline is by Friday, June 25, 2021).
https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/gpbootcamp

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Graduation Plus programming will offer free college readiness boot camps for grades 9th - 12th this summer.
Interested students should register in advance (the deadline is by Friday, June 25, 2021).
https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/gpbootcamp

Congrats An Le!!
06/06/2021

Congrats An Le!!

Congrats Analise and Chevy!!! #GEARUPWorks
06/04/2021

Congrats Analise and Chevy!!! #GEARUPWorks

Congratulations to the valedictorian and salutatorian from Washington High School of Information Technology! You make us #MPSProud! #MPSClass2021

Congrats JD and Dwight!! #GEARUPWorks
06/04/2021

Congrats JD and Dwight!! #GEARUPWorks

Congratulations to the valedictorian and salutatorian from Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School! You make us #MPSProud! #MPSClass2021

Congrats Lindsey!!!
06/01/2021

Congrats Lindsey!!!

Congratulations to the valedictorian and salutatorian from Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education! You make us #MPSProud! #MPSClass2021

Congrats Ger Lor #Gearupworks
06/01/2021

Congrats Ger Lor #Gearupworks

Congratulations to the valedictorians from Riverside University High School! You make us #MPSProud! #MPSClass2021

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

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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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