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Washington State GEAR UP collects student level data to comply with federal reporting requirements and the evaluation of program services. All data collection and storage practices comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confidentiality rules protect student and household information collected for determining free and reduced-price meal eligibility for Child Nutrition Programs.
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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. 

The following videos are case studies highlighting the results of four Grant III school district partners (2011-2017). 


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

The Lorax