Student clubs and organizations help participants explore and prepare for careers by providing opportunities for learning, leadership, and building positive relationships with peers and staff.


Marlene Williams, who recently finished graduate school at Grand Canyon University, credits her success to a supportive community.


Oregon GEAR UP schools are incorporating mindfulness activities into their classrooms, with benefits including improved focus, better behavior, and greater participation.


Mary Meier's path to and through college hasn't always been easy, but she's on her way to completing her B.A. with support from school staff and GEAR UP.


Each year, we gain insight on the successes, challenges and lessons learned via an independent evaluation of our GEAR UP program. Read the key findings from the latest report.


Shawn Franks knows firsthand the importance of making a plan for after high school and now helps students do the same as the GEAR UP Coordinator in Umatilla.


Parent engagement is critical for student success, but also a challenge for schools. Use these successful strategies from GEAR UP schools.


A graduate of Cottage Grove High School, Jordan Hagewood balances coaching and working with his studies at the University of Oregon.


Need help creating a college-going culture at your school? Rural, low-income schools in Oregon can apply to participate in our two-year Affiliate Program.


College admissions representatives don't often have the time or budget to travel to rural schools. Therefore, we piloted a virtual visits program that allowed college staff to meet with prospective high school students at GEAR UP schools.