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RISE UP/SKY GEAR UP

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.

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GEAR UP Events & Programs

Helping students from low-income families prepare for and succeed in higher education.

Summer 2022

UW GEAR UP Students at Mount Vernon and WWU

GEAR UP students at Mount Vernon high school had the opportunity to work with WWU to build a microscope.

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October 23-25

GEAR UP West Conference

GEAR UP West is an annual collaborative regional conference for college access and success practitioners primarily from the Western part of the United States.

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September 26-30

National GEAR UP Week

Join us and the thousands of students, parents, teachers, partners and college access professionals from across the nation to celebrate GEAR UP and the successes of our hard work and dedication.

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I enjoyed this event. It’s good for students that are looking for information about how to pay for college and how to find scholarships.

Student ParticipantMastering College Essentials program

Overall, great experience to talk with others, while elaborating and asking questions.

Student ParticipantMastering College Essentials program

What We Do

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Our mission is to help students in rural districts prepare for and succeed in college/career school.

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Who We Help

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Program staff and team members provide academic, personal-social, and college and career readiness support for students and families.

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Community Involvement

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Learn how we’re helping students become more academically, socially, and financially prepared to enter and complete the postsecondary education.

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Not sure where to start?

Our team is committed to helping motivate and prepare students to pursue and succeed in higher education. Visit one of our partner schools, or reach out to one of our team members for more information.

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