What We Do
For the last five years, numerous Temple undergrads have served as GEAR UP Coaches in our partner high schools, focusing on math and literacy achievement. Most coaches serve during the school day, working with teachers in their classrooms, in small group tutoring, or individual tutoring. They may also serve during after school programs, helping with homework, specific curricula, or getting to know the high school students.
We also enhanced college visits for our partner schools. Past enrichment activities have included a hands-on visit to the student radio station, participating in mini-courses with Temple professors, and a customized exploration of the Temple University Urban Archives.
GEAR UP partners with Temple faculty to develop workshops for our partner schools to enhance academic understanding and to spark future interest and engagement. Students have the opportunity to explore careers and educational pathways related to the research areas of our Temple faculty.
GEAR UP believes in the power of Parents as Equal Partners in the academic and post-secondary success for our youth. We bring families together to create a college-going culture in our community. Our goal is to help families support their young scholars through resources and information about post-secondary options and next steps to prepare both academically and financially.
Temple University students serve as GEAR UP Coaches each semester. Students from a wide variety of academic and socio-economic backgrounds comprise our Coaching pool, participating as volunteers and service-learning students. Whether placed in a school classroom, after-school program, or as a tutor for small groups, each coach makes a difference by helping District students with academic achievement and by introducing students to real life college experience.
Our Philadelphia Schools
- Benjamin Franklin High School
- Kensington High School
- Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts
- Edison High School
- Frankford High School
- Penn Treaty High School
Our Norristown Schools
- East Norriton Middle School
- Stewart Middle School
- Eisenhower Science & Technology Leadership Academy
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