Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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. Learn more about us »

Our Mission

Our Mission »

GEAR UP EDI offers professional development to educators who serve GEAR UP students and their families.


Our PartnersOur Partners »

Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, the grant is administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council in partnership with several organizations.


Who We ServeWho We Serve »

GEAR UP EDI serves 8,000 students in 33 schools and 27 school districts throughout Washington state.


Educator and Student ProgramsEducator and Student Programs »

GEAR UP EDI workshops are designed to encourage dialogue and collaboration among middle, high school, and post-secondary faculty and staff.