New Resource Available

Washington State GEAR UP (WAGU) staff have developed a Family Guide publication.

WAGU schools may order the publication in tr-fold format to be printed and shipped to them directly. The purpose of this document is to provide support to families as their child transitions to college.

The content aims to ease the initial transition to college by facilitating an on-going dialogue between a student and their family who may lack knowledge about college. It provides strategies to coach their student. The focus of this resource is to normalize the “first year experience,” to counteract the “imposter syndrome.”  The strategies help set realistic expectations and problem solving behaviors that students will need in order to be successful in college. 

The publication is available for download HERE.