Promising Practice: The GEAR UP Dream Team header image
Creating and sustaining a college-going culture takes a team; and South Umpqua School District has a winning combination.
The Powers School District harnesses the power of near-peer relationships with mentoring and programs that utilize recent graduates (and current college students) and their parents.
Success Story: Diana Garcia header image
Diana Garcia, a graduate of Hermiston High School, is studying sociology and accounting at the University of Oregon.
Promising Practice: Exploring Careers Using Community Members header image
Students learn the relevance of a college degree by interacting with local professionals as guest speakers and at career fairs.
Success Story: Marissa O'Connor header image
A graduate of Eagle Point High School, Marissa O'Connor is pursuing her dream to be a nurse at Rogue Community College.
Communication Strategies for Students and Parents header image
GEAR UP schools are utilizing social media and mass text messaging technologies to connect with students and parents.
The News Guard: Taft Students Gear Up for College Success header image
The News Guard profiled the GEAR UP program at Taft 7-12 School in Lincoln City, OR.
See a snapshot of the impact of Oregon GEAR UP in 2011-12.
Promising Practice: College and Career Readiness Classes header image
Starting in 7th grade, GEAR UP students are researching colleges and careers in school.
Community Vitality: Building A Better Workforce header image
A profile of Oregon GEAR UP in the latest issue of Community Vitality, a publication of the Ford Institute of Community Building.

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