For Middle School Students

Redefining Ready: Connecting Adolescent Development to College Readiness. Keynote presentation slides by Mandy Savitz-Romer.
This presentation by the University of Washington covers IDEA basics, secondary transition resources, and what GEAR UP can do for students with disabilities.
This handout can be used with NELA/USA Funds' Know How 2 Go presentation. It introduces students to four easy-to-remember college planning steps. It is designed to motivate and excite students about attending college by giving a general overview of the things they can do now to make their college dreams come true. Interactive and fun, this presentation uses games and activities to get students pumped up about postsecondary education.
This presentation showcases family events in Blaine. Passport to Summer is an event for families to learn about summer opportunities to keep their children engaged in academics.
This workshop covers the social-emotional and cultural challenges that await students from communities of color, communities of poverty and communities where English is not the home language. Find some strategies to better support GEAR-UP students as they transition from their high school environment to higher education. Includes handouts.
Sample by Spokane GEAR UP. This confirmation/reminder form is to be used with students for transition experience field trips.
This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2013. The completion rate of traditional students who are expected to be successful, but who are in the middle third of their high school graduating class is significantly lower than that of admitted students in the top third of their high school graduating class at one open access institution in the West.
Use this planning checklist with suggested timeframe to help before, during, and after a campus visit.
A quick "wake me up" activity.
College Greenlight is a platform that allows high school counselors and community-based organizations to provide support to their students throughout the college search and application process.

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