Students & Parents

If you’re a GUA student and or guardian, you can find resources on various topics here!


Do you teach our students? We’ve gathered resources to help you know how to make our students college and career ready!

GUA Team

Are you looking for cost-share forms, sign-in sheets, or other needed materials for GUA activities? We have all you’ll need here!



School Systems

In the fall of 2014, the University of Alabama at Birmingham was awarded the state grant, thus GEAR UP Alabama (GUA) was born. Servicing nearly 9,300 students in 42 schools across 21 school systems throughout the Black Belt Region of Alabama, GEAR UP Alabama has five objectives to meet the overall goal established by the grant.

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