GEAR UP West 2012: Rigor, Relationships, Readiness2012 | Admin | November 13, 2012 at 8:37 am
GEAR UP professionals, partners, teachers and collaborators convened in Seattle, WA to attend the 2012 GEAR UP West Conference. Across the western region and the entire country, GEAR UP has provided thousands of students and families with desperately needed academic and financial support necessary to succeed. Thousands of schools, administrators, and educators have been equipped with the tools needed to prepare students for college success as a result of GEAR UP services such as this conference. The conference was an opportunity for practitioners to come together and collaborate on successful strategies and encourage discussion around college access. Highlights included William Gates, Sr. of the Gates Foundation, a screening of the movie First Generation, and two full days of great breakout sessions featuring successful GEAR UP strategies from across the region.