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.
Saving for postsecondary education and training is more important than ever. A variety of options are available to save for college, including matched savings accounts for low-income students.
A native of Powers (population 674), Superintendent/Principal (and avid fly fisherman) Matt Shorb wants all students in his district to see college as an expectation like he did.
Awareness and exploration of college and careers starts in elementary school by helping students dream big and set goals.
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A graduate of Taft High School in Lincoln City, Samantha Raines is following her dreams at Oregon State University.
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A radio interview with South Umpqua School District Superintendent Steve Kelley and teacher/GEAR UP coordinator Kristy Westbrooks.

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