For Middle School Students

Learn how to hold a Speed Jobbing event. This example comes from Okanogan GEAR UP. The goal of this activity is for students to learn about a variety of careers from local community business professionals in just a few minutes. See presentation and event planning handout.
This presentation focuses on Washington Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) and its Powerful Parents Program. Learn about their culturally-sensitive, evidence-based family engagement practices at the high school level.
Customizable template for National GEAR UP Week
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.
Sample parent permission slip form by Spokane GEAR UP. Used for transition experience field trips.
This overview highlights key findings and provides effective practices from current research on middle to high school student transitions to inform GEAR UP programs.


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