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Creating a College-Going Culture in Maine.
Syntiro is thrilled to collaborate with the University of Maine at Farmington to enhance and support a robust college-going culture in Maine schools through the GEAR UP Maine grant. Our goal is to significantly increase the number of students who graduate high school and enroll and succeed in postsecondary education. We are excited to build upon the successes of Maine’s 2005-2011 GEAR UP grant and, with UMF and other partners, create outstanding opportunities for Maine's students!
GEAR UP Maine is Hiring!
College Transition Coordinator
Click here for full job description and how to apply
GEAR UP WELCOMES NEW Bookkeeper
GEAR UP Maine has appointed Jan Brackett to the position of Bookkeeper. Brackett joins GEAR UP Maine with a broad background in data, accounting, and reporting. Most recently, Brackett served as Data Analyst and Registrar for Bowdoin College. Before Bowdoin, she worked as a Data Specialist for the Lewiston Public Schools. A true believer in lifelong learning, Jan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and continues to take classes to enhance both her work and her hobbies. In addition to her more recent work, she served as Educational Program Coordinator for the Upward Bound program at the University of New Hampshire and managed the grant program for the Maine Aspirations Foundation
“We are thrilled to welcome Jan to our team! Her skills and previous experience are great additions to GEAR UP Maine,” said Mary Callan, interim project director. Jan recently took a later-in-life "gap year" during which she rode her bicycle from the Gulf of Mexico to Niagara Falls and started building her soon-to-be-finished tiny house. As bookkeeper, she will be working closely with the Director of GEAR UP Maine and The University of Maine at Farmington to assure the fiscal integrity of the program.
Mt. view middle school sports their Gear up T-shirts
February 8, 2016 -
GEAR UP Welcomes New Bookkeeper
January 5, 2016 -
RSU 10 community brainstorms ideas to guide students toward higher education | Sun Journal
December 28, 2015 -
Inspiring article about students living in poverty
December 17, 2015 -
GEAR UP Welcomes New Data Manager
September 25, 2014 -
UMF Receives $20M College Readiness Grant
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"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
- Benjamin Franklin
The Maine State GEAR UP program is funded through a grant (reference #P3345050037;
James Davis, Project Officer)
from the U.S. Department of Education to University of Maine
at Farmington administered by Syntiro.
Maine State GEAR UP
11 South Road
Readfield, ME 04355
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