Mentoring has many benefits for students including increased academic achievement and college enrollment. GEAR UP schools help students explore college and careers using mentors in a variety of ways.
Spencer Martin, a graduate of Elkton Charter School, found his fit at Pacific University during GEAR UP's Oregon Private College Week Camp.
Rogue River Junior/Senior High School is educating school staff to use restorative practices in order to build relationships and a safer school climate.
Brad Kudlac, the GEAR UP coordinator and principal at Culver Middle School, knows firsthand the importance of early exposure to a college campus and the influence of teachers and parents on student outcomes.
After graduating from La Pine High School, Kati Newcomb jumped into college life at the University of Oregon. She continues to give back to GEAR UP by serving as a student leader during summer programs.
College campus visits are one way of encouraging students to see themselves as college students. Therefore, Oregon GEAR UP held a series of workshops designed to help colleges design developmentally-appropriate college visits for younger students.
7,500+ students. 72 college visits. 89% of students aspiring to college. Just a few of the noteworthy numbers from the 2015-16 academic year for Oregon GEAR UP!
Our students, educators and staff had a busy summer with a conference, workshop and multiple camps.
Graduating from high school is the first step towards postsecondary education. Our schools celebrate students' accomplishments and their plans for the futures in many creative ways.

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