By Jorge Campos |Staff Writer|
The U.S. Department of Education awarded funds to the CSUSB GEAR UP program.
The grant provides $14.2 million, which will be used for tutoring, mentoring, college visits, and workshops for middle and high school students.
The GEAR UP program is also working with the San Bernardino City Unified School District to provide services for eight middle schools and six high schools.
GEAR UP has helped low income middle and high school students attend college by providing six-year grants to states and partnerships.
In the past, GEAR UP strived to help middle school students get on the right track to success and is now being awarded a total of $82 million from the U.S. Department of Education.
A year of funding for CSUSB’s program will consist of a grant of over $2 million, meaning $82 million will be given to 41 GEAR UP programs across the country, according to Guerrero.