GEAR UP Partners
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Minneapolis Public Schools has the opportunity to work with several dedicated partner organizations to provide services to students at identified GEAR UP schools. 


  • Staff and operate career and college centers in MPS high schools
  • Individual guidance on career opportunties, college searches and financial aid
  • FAFSA financial aid form workshops and resources
  • College fairs, local college tours and visits from college representatives


  • Monthly in-class goal setting workshops for academic performance, long-term planning and preparedness for post-secondary success lead by a trained faciliator
  • Access to professional theater experiences for all students and families at no cost
  • Coordinated in and out of state college tours

Minneapolis Career and Technical College

  • On-campus experiences for students during the school year and through summer enrichment camps
  • Outreach and post-secondary counseling to students  

University of Minnesota Council on Economic Education

  • On-campus Personal Finance Summer Institute for students
  • Financial literacy resources for students and families

Search Institute

  • Professional development for MPS staff