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We make sure that students have what it takes to make higher education a reality.

At GEAR UP, we believe that young people who start planning in middle school have a better chance of entering college and completing their degrees. With programs in 73 school districts in Washington, we focus on students from underserved schools, helping them to prepare for college and gain access to financial aid. 

Four high school students share their thoughts about the WA State GEAR UP program. Hear how they interpret what GEAR UP opportunities were available to support them.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better."

The Lorax