LA GEAR UP targets a wide geographic range of schools with Project Services designed to effectively help students overcome the financial, academic, and/or personal challenges that prevent them from seriously considering college, selecting the best college fit, and taking the steps to get a postsecondary education.
|2014-15 No-Cost Extension Project Services Key|
|Postsecondary Transition Special Events||College Kick-Off, College Goal Sunday, Louisiana College Application Month, and College Acceptance Day create excitement, increase aspirations, and provide application support by helping students navigate the complex college application process, develop competitive applications and essays, procure fee waivers, and complete the FAFSA.|
|Financial Aid Awareness||Financial Aid Awareness activities such as LOSFA’s Financial Literacy for You (FLY) Tours, FAFSA, and TOPS presentations promote scholarships, grants, and institutional aid, increase the likelihood that students will be able to afford a match college, and encourage students to complete the FAFSA early.|
|Academic-Year Clubs||Academic-Year Explorers’ Clubs extend and reinforce Summer Programming. Clubs are designed to empower students to make personal choices and develop the “soft” or non-cognitive skills that build grit and perseverance and are so necessary for academic success and postsecondary achievement.|
|Make a Difference (MaD) Subgrants||MaD Subgrants empower schools with the flexibility to respond to the specific needs of their students and address school reform needs. MaD funds are intended to leverage efforts either currently underway but underfunded or unfunded efforts deemed essential to the success of the LA GEAR UP cohort. 2014-15 NCE special funding areas:
LA GEAR UP ensures that all eligible LA GEAR UP participants receive equal access to its services and equal treatment within the program, regardless of age, race, color, national origin, gender, or disability. Existing project facilities comply with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.