If you’re a student, parent, guardian, or educator, you can increase college and career readiness with GEAR UP MERIDEN, a federally funded grant program that helps empower local students to think beyond what they see today. GEAR UP builds the capacity within communities to ensure students have the opportunity, skills, and training that will enable them to achieve their career and life goals.
GEAR UP MERIDEN currently serves the class of 2025 across the City of Meriden at Francis T. Maloney High School and Orville H. Platt High School.
Together with Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, the Meriden Public School system, and Middlesex Community College, GU MERIDEN supports current 10th graders. With the goal to increase the number of students and families prepared and ready to succeed in their post-secondary goals.
Our Family Learning Community meets bi-monthly to support the needs of GU MERIDEN families. In addition to our FLC we offer a variety of events for families, including a Positive Parenting Series, College Tours and Community and Career Resource Fairs.
• Academic Coaching
• PSAT & SAT Prep
• After School Programing
• College & Career Exposure and Readiness
• Social-Emotional Support
• Annual Summer Programs
• Family Engagement
• Rigorous Course Preparation
Scholarship opportunities will be made available upon successful completion of the program &completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GEAR UP will help you find local, national, and sponsored scholarships based on your individual needs.
GEAR UP Meriden STEM Toolkit Event
What a team at the April 19 media event at Platt High School in Meriden, CT: Scott Burrell, NBA Champion;Christina Lapierre, State Program Director for GearUP CT; Fatima Islam, GEARUP student; Alice Pritchard from CSCU, and NCAA and WNBA Champion Morgan Tuck.