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GEAR UP Program

GEAR UP Class of 2014 Graduates (Long Island City High School)
Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs


The mission of the St. John’s University GEAR UP program is to serve as a vehicle that will enable academically and/or economically disadvantaged students to graduate middle and high school and pursue post secondary education. Through a broad range of academic and social support services, we will provide our students with a solid academic background that will enable them to succeed and become lifelong learners and productive citizens of society.


  • Provide information to students and parents about college options, required courses and financial aid
  • Help ensure that all students have access to rigorous courses that prepare them for college
  • Develop a solid academic foundation for college
  • Promote strategies and activities for increased parent involvement
  • Provide support to students through mentoring, counseling and tutoring
  • Provide ongoing teacher training and professional development
  • Establish meaningful partnerships within the community

Contact Us

Yvette Morgan, Ph.D
GEAR UP Director
St. John's University
St. John Hall, B-13
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Phone (718) 990-2532
Fax (718) 990-2383