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Building Powerful Futures

GEAR UP 4 LA aims to significantly increase student success in high school, persistence in college, and preparation for career and life-long learning. Under the motto “Building Powerful Futures,” our dedicated and passionate team of Equity Warriors have built strong futures for over 24,000 first-generation students and their families since 2011, building relationships with each while providing wraparound supports – including counseling, mentoring, college visits, and workshops – to students starting in sixth and seventh grade through their first year of college.

What's Happening at GEAR UP?

Students Explore Summer Enrichment

Nearly 1,500 rising ninth and 10th-grade GEAR UP 4 LA students spent their summer engaging in a variety of enrichment opportunities, including storytelling and writing, career exploration, math and robotics,… Read more

GEAR UP 4 LA At a Glance

I am a high school student and my counselor helped me understand my options. This is how I fell in love with my future major. I want to be an entrepreneur. I want to own my own business, make a platform for myself, and have people know who I am.

I am so happy that other students get to experience what I did, because personally, I don’t think that I would be where I am today if it wasn’t for GEAR UP.

GEAR UP understands us as parents. They know what we need, they know what we fear. They work with us so we can work more effectively with our children.

GEAR UP changes families, it changes generations, and that’s what I love to do!

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