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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 students attend week-long
umf summer experience
We're so happy we had the chance to meet Ben, a high school student from Maine Academy of Natural Sciences. He truly is an inspirational GEAR UP student. Ben wanted to share with other GEAR UP students what he liked best about the UMF Summer Experience in hopes that they will take advantage of this amazing opportunity that GEAR UP and UMF provide each summer. Check out Ben's short video testimonial from his week on campus!
Pictured left - GEAR UP students attend the University of Maine at Farmington's week-long Summer Experience Program. During the program students are able to live on campus, take a one-credit course, and participate in campus activities. In addition to the UMF Summer Experience, five GEAR UP Maine students will be attending other on-campus experiences this July and August. Kayla Hopkins, GEAR UP Maine communication specialist will be visiting the students at these programs to capture pictures and video to include in the September bulletin and on social media and our website.
April 13, 2016 -
GEAR UP Welcomes College Transition Coordinator
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
September 25, 2014 -
UMF Receives $20M College Readiness Grant
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The GEAR UP Maine program is funded through a grant (reference #P3345050037; Karmon Simms-Coates, Project Officer) from the U.S. Department of Education to University of Maine at Farmington administered by Syntiro.
GEAR UP Maine
11 South Road
Readfield, ME 04355
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