For National GEAR UP Week we asked educators, students, partners and staff to describe GEAR UP in one word.
Almost 350 students and educators experienced three days of learning and fun at Oregon State University in August.
In conjunction with Oregon Private College Week, Oregon GEAR UP and The Alliance hosted a one-week summer program for rural, low-income students to explore educational opportunities available at private, nonprofit colleges across the state.
Oregon was in the spotlight amidst the 1,800 attendees of the 2015 National GEAR UP Conference in San Francisco.
Stanfield Secondary School participates in the Eastern Promise program that teams high school educators and college professors in learning communities to align curriculum.
Denice Gomez is off to the University of Oregon this fall, having just graduated from Stanfield Secondary School.
In order to graduate, seniors at Umatilla High School must go through an exit interview that is the culumination of a portfolio that includes career exploration, resume building and life skills.
Being in school means succeeding in school. Learn how GEAR UP schools are encouraging attendance though community and family partnerships and access resources to address the issue in your school.
The Powers School District will be building a college and career readiness center and snack bar thanks to GEAR UP and The Ford Family Foundation.
GEAR UP educators gathered for a three-day professional development and planning retreat in Central Oregon.

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