The University of Washington GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Project is part of a national effort to help students from low-income families prepare for and succeed in higher education.
The RISE UP/SKY GEAR UP partnership addresses the educational needs of low-income, at-risk students in the Yakima, Skagit and Klickitat Valleys by providing activities, information, and the educational opportunities and support necessary for students to be successful in college.
Thirteen rural school districts are served in the Yakima, Skagit, and Klickitat Valleys: Burlington-Edison, East Valley, Goldendale, Grandview, Granger, Mt. Adams, Mt. Vernon, Royal, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Wahluke, Wapato, and Zillah.