GEAR UP Iowa is a program that provides a variety of services to students and their families aimed at preparing them academically, financially, and inspirationally to enroll and succeed in college. We currently have GEAR UP Iowa Coaches at each of the Des Moines Public High Schools. For more information about GEAR UP Iowa, contact Amy Croll at

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