Governor Declares Sept. 30 "Washington GEAR UP Day"

October 4, 2010

Evergreen and Partners Help Middle and High School Students Find a Path to College

As part of its commitment to access and diversity, Evergreen has been a longtime partner with the GEAR UP program for low-income students (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs). The Governor has issued a proclamation declaring today Washington GEAR UP Day to recognize the work done by colleges, schools and community organizations across the state to raise awareness of college opportunities and improve access to higher education.

Washington GEAR UP serves over 27,000 students in grades 6-12 and has helped thousands of students achieve their dreams of a college education since its inception in 1999.

Evergreen's GEAR UP staff would like to recognize and thank its partners today - parents, students, community organizations, school staff, and members of the Evergreen community - for their active roles and participation in support of our program.

Celebration activities are occurring today at our GEAR UP sites in the Clover Park and Oakville School Districts.