After graduating from La Pine High School, Kati Newcomb jumped into college life at the University of Oregon. She continues to give back to GEAR UP by serving as a student leader during summer programs.
College campus visits are one way of encouraging students to see themselves as college students. Therefore, Oregon GEAR UP held a series of workshops designed to help colleges design developmentally-appropriate college visits for younger students.
From understanding the student loan process to managing a budget, learning about personal finance is critical for future college students. Schools can help students by incorporating financial education into the curriculum and requiring more math classes.