GEAR UP Peer Mentors in August took part in an empowerment academy that included team-building exercises, moments of self-reflection and activities that emotionally connected students with their values – all… Read more
GEAR UP Class of 2024 students took a step closer to college as part of the six-week Toros Summer Academy at Cal State Dominguez Hills, during which they took enrichment… Read more
Over 600 10th- and 11th-grade students participated in GEAR UP 4 LA’s first in-person Jaime Escalante Math (JEM) program since 2019, challenging students to take an accelerated math class in… Read more
Exploring social justice through the arts isn’t new – but for GEAR UP students, this summer’s inaugural Occidental College Academy was an opportunity to elevate their voices and feel empowered… Read more
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New beginnings always bring fresh possibilities to help our students realize their full potential. As an Equity Warrior and fierce champion of GEAR UP 4 LA since 2008, I am… Read more
South Gate High School student Diamond Monique Luna is one of 15 scholars – out of 128 nominees across Los Angeles Unified high schools – to win the coveted $20,000… Read more
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Education was never part of my plan. It snuck its way into my life when I started volunteering in my daughter’s first-grade classroom. A new world opened up, one where… Read more
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GEAR UP 4 LA sophomore Gisselle Delgado-Velarde has overcome a lot of suffering in her life, including enduring years of struggles while growing up in a tumultuous home. Still, she… Read more
For the first time in over two years, GEAR UP 4 LA families had the opportunity to visit a four-year university in person, walk the campus grounds, hear from college… Read more