GEAR UP is funded by the United States Department of Education to help low-income students succeed in school and post-secondary education.
This is the fifth year that The Urban League of Philadelphia has provided program support for GEAR UP in the School District of Philadelphia.
Under the current Adopt-A-School model, The Urban of Philadelphia, along with consultant firm TriZen, LLC. works to bring leadership and professional development workshops to all 12 GEAR UP high schools in the district. Each school is partnered with a corporation whose employees participate in the monthly workshops.
Ben Franklin High School and Independence Blue Cross
Frankford High School and TD Bank
Kensington Creative and Performing Arts and iHeartMedia
Kensington High School and PGW
Kensington Health Sciences High School and AmeriHealth
Martin Luther King High School and PRWT Services, INC.
Overbrook High School and Aramark
Penn Treaty Middle/High School and Wawa
Samuel Fels High School and SEPTA
School of the Future and Comcast
Thomas Edison High School and UPS
West Philadelphia High School
GEAR UP Summer
In Summer 2018, seventy rising 11th grade students were granted the opportunity to participate in the our summer internship program. Over the course of six weeks, students were placed in internships around Philadelphia to gain real-life work experience, and completed a professional development series designed to help them develop their leadership qualities and personal brand.
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For information about this program, email or call Jasmine Johnson at 215.985.3220, ext. 208.