Resources

The GEAR UP website offers hundreds of resources to support our educators in their work to guide and mentor students in Washington State. Go directly to Washington State GEAR UP-developed resources, including:

Or use the search tool below to browse for tools, templates, research, and more.

Sample flyer from Vancouver Public Schools called GEAR UP Bridge Builders.
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Effective practices in five diverse GEAR UP programs: Vancouver, West Valley (Spokane) Toppenish, Cape Flattery, and Tekoa.
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Team building/cooperative learning activity.
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Sample game provided by West Valley SD based on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
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Customizable template by College Success Foundation for use as a volunteer mentor application.
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This presentation gives an overview of best practices to delivering financial education and using the FDIC's free Money Smart for Young Adults curriculum as an example. Learn how financial education lessons can be integrated into instruction on core educational standards.
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Learn how Shaw Middle School and Rogers High School (Spokane, WA) teamed up to create "Pirate for a Day" high school transition experience field trips for 8th graders. Includes: High Schooler for a Day presentation and handouts.
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Sample volunteer mentor application by Vancouver Public Schools
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Sample game provided by West Valley SD.
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Washington's colleges and universities offer a variety of activities for middle and high school tour groups. This matrix provides the necessary contact and background information to help coordinate a GEAR UP campus visit. This resource will be updated as needed.
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