GEAR UP National Conference and Youth Congress 2013 header image
Educators and staff gathered in San Francisco to learn about best practices while Alyssa Harms, a student at La Pine High School, represented Oregon at the annual Youth Congress.


The Umpqua Post: Grant Helps Class of '17 GEAR UP For College header image
The Umpqua Post reports on the GEAR UP program at Reedsport Community Charter School: "It’s just a fantastic opportunity for students to be exposed to the unlimited possibilities that higher education has to offer them.”


 Promising Practice: My Story Project  header image
In Irrigon, students celebrate their 8th grade promotion and transition to the high school by sharing their stories and future dreams with peers and parents.


Albany Democrat-Herald: Sweet Home High Yogurt shop Ready for the Public header image
A student-run frozen yogurt shop teaches business skills, with proceeds going to college readiness programs.


Promising Practice: Sustaining GEAR UP header image
There's life after GEAR UP! The key to keeping the college-going culture going: collaboration, community...and coffee.


Success Story: Erika Sanchez and Spayne Martinez header image
Spayne Martinez and Erika Sanchez are following the career paths they chose when they were in the 8th grade at Chiloquin Junior/Senior High School.


Hall Pass Tour header image
The Hall Pass Tour traveled to five Oregon schools, leading workshops on discovering passions and setting goals, and ending with an energy-packed concert and pep rally.


Check out the infographic with the results from the first cohort of Oregon GEAR UP schools from 2002-08.


Student Selected for National GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy header image
Elizabeth Gonzalez, a graduate of Madras High School studying at OSU, will head to Washington D.C. to learn advocacy and leadership skills to be used to tell the GEAR UP story.


Success Story: John Cheney header image
"This first year of college has opened my eyes a lot to what I can become," says John Cheney, a freshman at Willamette University and a graduate of Central High School in Independence.