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.

 

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.

 

Awareness and exploration of college and careers starts in elementary school by helping students dream big and set goals.

 

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GEAR UP schools are providing academic support during the school day and beyond to help students succeed.

 

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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.

 

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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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College Application Week events at some GEAR UP schools included "instant" admission - and acceptance - to public colleges.

 

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Myrtle Point High School holds a staff retreat before the school year starts in order to energize and re-focus educators.

 

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North Douglas High School held a kickoff event for students, parents, staff and community members in order to share information and form a network of support.

 

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Hermiston High School students keep alumni in college motivated by sending care packages with sweet treats and encouraging notes. Learn about other ways to help support college students, too!

 

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