Services and Schools Served

GEAR UP provides critical early college awareness and support activities like mentoring, academic preparation, and financial education to improve access to higher education for low-income, minority, and disadvantaged first-generation students and their families.


Serving the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 at

  • Del Norte High School, in Crescent City, California
  • Hoopa Valley High School, in Hoopa, California
  • Eureka High School, in Eureka, California


Academic Advising

  • Test Prep

  • Work with students to prepare them for the various tests that are required for college entrance. Such as the ACT, SAT, and the different Placement Tests some students take.

  • College Fit Guidance

  • Aid students in exploring the different types of Colleges that exist to help them determine the best fit for them. There are many factors that go into deciding on where you want to get your education so we help sort out all those factors to set our students up for success. 
  • Financial Aid Application

  • We will hold various workshops to educate students and families on the importance of filing for financial aid. We will also host workshops where GEAR UP will help you actually apply for Financial Aid

  • College Application:
  • When the time comes for our students to begin applying to different colleges we will host numerous workshops to help them complete their applications. 

  • Study Skills 

  • We work with the students to figure out what type of study skills they use now and what they could do to improve.