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.


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.


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.


Promising Practice: College and Career Readiness Classes header image
Starting in 7th grade, GEAR UP students are researching colleges and careers in school.