GEAR UP partners with the University of Hawai‘i (UH) and the Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) to coordinate the Jump Start program. The goal of this program is to provide students, in their 12th year of high school, full-time, early access to vocational/technical education opportunities on a college campus. Students take coursework that fulfills requirements for a two-year college degree as well as their high school diploma. GEAR UP provides these students with tuition assistance for books as well as an orientation class to help them get acclimated to the college campus environment.
For more information on the Jump Start program, click here.