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This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. This session will share recently completed research about sibling and parent relationships as they relate to college decision-making for first-generation students. Results highlight the importance of siblings specifically for first-generation students, indicating that while parents remain a significant source of support, siblings have been found to be a critical, supplementary resource.
This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017.Sometimes our parents need as much hand-holding as our students. Sweet Home High School has increased parent engagement through a series of parent workshops starting in their student's junior year. This breakout session will highlight what has worked for Sweet Home and what hasn't for parent engagement. Example presentations, letters and communication ideas will be shared.
This presentation is from GEAR UP West 2017. Have you ever wondered…what makes an effective letter of recommendation? What should I write? Do colleges even read them anyway? They do! This session will offer tips on advocating for your students and helping your colleagues do the same. See examples of good and not-so-good letters, practice telling your students’ stories, and go back to your building with confidence that your students’ letters of recommendations will rise to the top.
Download these college and armed services pennants to place around your school to show where your students plan on going after they graduate.
Download these college and armed services pennants to place around your school to show where your students plan on going after they graduate.
This presentation is from the 2016 GEAR UP West Conference. Where students enroll in college can be just as important as if they enroll. Students are more likely to complete college if they attend an institution that fits their social, academic, and financial needs. Oregon GEAR UP’s College Fit Toolkit offers strategies that explore the importance of college fit in every stage of the college choice process for students in middle school through 12th grade. Learn the research and participate in en
The goal of the month-long American College Application Campaign is to provide every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply to college, with a deepened focus on supporting first-generation and low-income students, and other students who may not otherwise pursue a college education.
For students and families who are interested in EWU. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with an admissions representative and a current student who will answer your questions about life on campus, the programs that interest you, and the admissions and financial aid process. Nearly 14,000 students call Eastern Washington University home, and here's your chance to discover why. Light refreshments will be served.
This resource guide is designed to assist college access professionals who work with high school students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). The information provided has an emphasis on supporting transgender youth who plan to continue their education at a postsecondary institution.
The Keys to College & Scholarship Success by David Coven, President & Executive Director, Scholarship Junkies. This presentation is from the WAGU Year 5 Kickoff workshop. It focuses on helping students tell their stories for admissions and scholarships.


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