For High School Students

Learn the guidelines for communication.
Encourages youth to think about a variety of jobs that may or may not be available in their communities. Helps youth evaluate jobs by distinguishing between jobs for now and career-type job
Learn about the Washington Alliance for Better Schools' Natural Leaders Program. This program engages parents to serve as multi-cultural bridges between students, families, communities and schools.
Use these games during the bus ride over or as a fun pre-visit activity.
Team college knowledge trivia game. Includes questions by category.
This overview highlights key findings and provides effective practices from current research on middle to high school student transitions to inform GEAR UP programs.
Sample game provided by West Valley SD based on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
Sample flyer from Vancouver Public Schools called GEAR UP Bridge Builders.
This guidebook is intended for GEAR UP coordinator use. It includes best practices and resources from a variety of sources, which includes but is not limited to, GEAR UP programs from across the nation, the College Board, and the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. It is meant to be a working copy with replicable, customizable tools. It will be updated with resources and lessons learned from our own GEAR UP schools.
Customizable template by College Success Foundation for use during the screening of potential mentors.


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