Elgin Junior/Senior High School, Elgin, Oregon
Elgin students visit Walla Walla Community College.
College visitations and financial aid nights have been powerful tools for students’ to see that college is a possibility for them.
"The funding from GEAR UP has been instrumental in creating a college-going culture through college visitations, tutoring, career exploration coursework, leadership training and updated technology."
Source: GEAR UP student surveys
Because of GEAR UP, Elgin students know how to achieve their dreams through career and college exploration coursework.
"Graduating from high school was always a priority at Elgin High School. After GEAR UP, students now make a plan towards achieving their dreams and completing their postsecondary education."
Elgin students and staff decorate classroom doors.
"We have a young man that is a junior at Eastern Oregon University. Without college visitations, dual-credit opportunities, and help with financial aid and scholarship applications, this young man would not have thought college was a possibility."
Information provided by Peggy Anthony, GEAR UP coordinator