Hillsborough County Schools (GEAR-UP Program)

The Jim Walter Partnership Center was approved by the Hillsborough County School Board on 4/21/15 to be a partner with the school system on a 6 year US Department of Education GEAR-UP program.
The Hillsborough County GEAR-UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) program was the only one funded in Florida this year by the US Department of Education .

The Center will initially work with two cohorts of six graders at Eisenhower & Giunta Middle schools and continue with the students until they graduate from East Bay and Spoto High Schools. Working closely with Office of Community Engagement & Partnerships, student organizations and other USF staff & colleges, the center will coordinate USF resources with Hillsborough County Schools to provide outreach services, trainings and information to over 600 students and parents that will participate in the program.

guEisenhower & Giunta Students at USF Ropes learning about communications, diversity, leadership and team building skills.

 gu        Miss USF, Student Government, Recreation Dept. and Office of Admissions participated in the two events.