Oregon GEAR UP 5 R'sGEAR UP’s primary goal is to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

Our model to achieve this relies on three research-based principles, affectionately and alliteratively titled the "3 As". These principles serve as a comprehensive framework for our benchmarks and key grant objectives; strategies, activities and programming; and assessment and evaluation.

The model also includes three key ways that the central GEAR UP staff supports schools in putting the "3 A”s into practice: providing data and strategic planning support; offering training and coaching for school staff; and creating and maintaining resources and partnerships to support program implementation.