The Illinois Steps AHEAD (ISA) GEAR UP program, administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) in the after-school setting, provided educational support and enrichment services, college preparation activities, and post-secondary scholarships to middle and high school students and their families in Illinois from 2006 to 2012. The purpose of ISA GEAR UP was to assist families, schools, and communities to engage and motivate low-income students to attend and succeed in college. GEAR UP is in its final stages as students complete their post-secondary education.

You can visit the ISA GEAR UP website here.