Featured Alumni

Glorimar Estevez

Lawrence, MA

Health & Human Services High School
Lawrence High School
Currently enrolled in her Junior Year at UMass Amherst and studying abroad in Brazil.

"I loved being part of GEAR UP in high school. As a first generation student, GEAR UP gave me and many of my classmates the support we needed in high school such as attending college tours.

I feel lucky to have met wonderful staff such as, Monaliza Pena, who guided me throughout my senior year. Also, the financial scholarship that GEAR UP has provided me, has helped me experience less of a financial burden at my university. 

Featured Alumni: Glorimar Estevez


Featured Programs

Putnam GEAR UP students pose outside

Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy Springfield, MA

Working with 1,400 students in grades nine through twelve, Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy serves high school students in Springfield who are interested in an academic and vocational education. Its GEAR UP program serves 510 of these students, helping them pursue their dreams after high school.

Putnam's GEAR UP students have gone on to continue their education at two- and four-year colleges, private and public, and many have directly joined the work force.

Putnam GEAR UP was the first GEAR UP MA school to offer instant acceptances during their 2015 Massachusetts College Application Celebration (MCAC). Since then, Putnam has continued to expand this event and now not only offers instant acceptances but also offers on-the-spot scholarships from schools.


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