We offer 3 pre-college programs to support college and career success for grades 6-12.

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Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs

This program is a partnership with Paterson Public Schools, specifically with John F. Kennedy High School (JFK) Class of 2024. This program provides academic, counseling, and financial literacy services to the JFK Class of 2024 through their first year of college. Students are supported through workshops, Saturday Academy, Summer Program, field trips, parent events, comprehensive mentoring and more.

PCCC GEAR UP’s vision is that all students are academically, socially, and financially prepared to enter and complete the postsecondary program or institution of their choice. GEAR UP seeks to build a strong partnership between students, their parents/guardians, and schools to ensure student success!

Services We Offer:

  • Academic and personal counseling
  • NJSLA, PSAT, and SAT prep classes
  • A 6-week summer program on a college campus
  • Help with college applications
  • Professional development for teachers
  • Mentoring
  • After-school tutoring
  • College visits and tours
  • Financial aid information workshops
  • Cultural and educational field trips
  • Assistance with applying for college grants and scholarships
  • Academic and socio-emotional support services to students during their first year of college

Contact Us

Questions? Email us at [email protected]