Awareness and exploration of college and careers starts in elementary school by helping students dream big and set goals.
Success Story: Samantha Raines header image
A graduate of Taft High School in Lincoln City, Samantha Raines is following her dreams at Oregon State University.
541Radio.com: Inside Douglas County - South Umpqua School District header image
A radio interview with South Umpqua School District Superintendent Steve Kelley and teacher/GEAR UP coordinator Kristy Westbrooks.
Promising Practice: Academic Support for All Students, All the Time header image
GEAR UP schools are providing academic support during the school day and beyond to help students succeed.
Educator Spotlight: Vicky Roller header image
Counselor, coordinator, coach - Vicky Roller does it all (although not actually driving the bus to college campus visits!) at Taft 7-12 School in Lincoln City.
Summer Programs 2015 header image
It's not too early to think about summer! Encourage your students to apply to summer camps, internships and other opportunities now.
Promising Practice: Sustaining a College-Going Culture header image
With funds from The Ford Family Foundation, former GEAR UP schools are sustaining and building the capacity of post-secondary education awareness, readiness, and enrollment efforts.
Success Story: Christina Jenkins header image
Christina Jenkins is applying the entrepreneurial skills she learned at Sweet Home High School to a business administration major at University of Oregon.
Educator Spotlight: Brian McCasline header image
A committed educator in the South Lane School District, Brian McCasline knows firsthand the importance of teacher expectations in helping students see themselves as college material.
Promising Practice: Online Mentoring header image
Bi-weekly virtual chats connect college student mentors with K-12 classrooms as part of the Beaver Hangouts program developed by Oregon State University.

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