As GEAR UP 4 LA strives to build and sustain a college-going culture at our school sites, our ongoing college and career education is at the forefront of our services. With the support of our partners, cohort students and their families experience a wide spectrum of college visits and college/career education workshops throughout the seven years they are in the cohort.
Workshops for students, parents and teachers include information about how to prepare academically and financially for college, college requirements (including A-G), financial aid, the college application process, and non-cognitive strategies for success.
GEAR UP 4 LA students may also participate in the Career Academic Preparation Academy. Held at UCLA, the Academy helps students to make critical connections between their performance in high school and their futures.