GEAR UP Educator Development Initiative
The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs Educator Development Initiative (GEAR UP EDI) fosters college awareness and readiness for low-income middle and high school students by providing a variety of programs targeted to educators.
GEAR UP EDI offers professional development to educators who serve GEAR UP students and their families.
Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, the grant is administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council in partnership with several organizations.
GEAR UP EDI serves 8,000 students in 33 schools and 27 school districts throughout Washington state.
GEAR UP EDI workshops are designed to encourage dialogue and collaboration among middle, high school, and post-secondary faculty and staff.