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Haywood County GEAR UP TN knows parents are important to their children’s academic achievement. Research shows that when parents are involved, students earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher-level programs, are promoted, attend regularly, have better social skills and behavior, and graduate and go on to higher education. Strikingly, this is true across families of all economic, racial, ethnic, and educational backgrounds.

At Gear Up, we recognize the important role parents play in the educational success of their students. GEAR UP Goals include assisting parents with college planning and preparation for their children. We feel that by empowering parents with knowledge and information, they will be more confident and better equipped to help their child be successful with their post-secondary goals. The GEAR  UP program will offer college prep workshops for the parents of our cohort and seniors throughout the duration of the grant. Parent meetings will be presented by the GEAR UP staff or with local and state agencies.

To obtain more information contact:

Jackie Whitten, Haywood Co. GEAR UP TN Site Coordinator
900 East Main St.
Brownsville, TN 38012