Swain County GEAR UP Students Tour App State

Swain County GEAR UP Fall College Tour
Nov 23, 2022

Earlier this month, 24 high school seniors from Swain County High School embarked on a statewide college tour led by... GEAR UP

Ashley Bingman, Adviser Mitchell HS

Creating Your Own Path
Nov 18, 2022

Coming from a family history of virtually no one having pursued postsecondary education, I felt a desire to get a headstart on my college career.

College Advising Corps
Adviser, Peyton Johnson

Mental Health and College Access
Nov 11, 2022

During my undergraduate degree, I studied psychology. A constant theme throughout all of my classes was that everything in a person’s life flows from the state of their mental health.

College Advising Corps
GEAR UP Family Design Night

October Family Design Night
Nov 4, 2022

Nearly 100 families from Ashe, Burke, Swain, Wilkes, and Yancey County participated in a recent GEAR UP Family Design Night. 


EPFP GEAR UP Cohort 2022-23
Oct 26, 2022

The Educational Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) is a national program coordinated by the... GEAR UP

Students attend Ashe College & Career Day

Ashe College & Career Day
Oct 25, 2022

Multiple college access professionals in the High Country worked together this month to create and produce a successful event at Ashe County High... College Advising Corps, GEAR UP

Yannia Nordelo

Upward Bound Celebrates 50 Years! Part Five
Oct 21, 2022

In this series, we will spotlight Upward Bound students, staff, and partners as we celebrate 50 years of the program at Appalachian State... Upward Bound

Students attend Healthcare Showcase at TCCC

Healthcare Showcase at Tri-County Community College
Oct 19, 2022

Tri-County Community College recently welcomed GEAR UP students from Robbinsville High School and

Wilkes County GEAR UP staff members pose with Cool Speak motivational speaker, Joaquin Zihuatanejo. (L-R:  Kathryn Wright, Jody Freeman, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, April Marr, Kyla Kerr, and Brie Jarvis.)

Wilkes County GEAR UP Program Hosts Award-Winning Speaker
Sep 23, 2022

Today’s post was written by the Wilkes County GEAR UP team of coordinators: Kathryn Wright, Jody Freeman, Brie Jarvis, and Kyla Kerr.


Additional Funds Awarded to College Access Partnerships Grant Programs
Sep 14, 2022

Upward Bound and College Advising Corps recently received additional grant funding extending the duration of the programs.

Upward Bound, College Advising Corps
Dr. Smith leads an activity focused on community resilience at Cane River MS with GEAR UP students

Mapping for Resiliency
Aug 5, 2022

Last fall, Appalachian GEAR UP ... GEAR UP

A conversation with CAP Student, Riley Hollars
May 31, 2022

Riley Hollars, a Watauga High School rising junior shares with us some recent, valuable accomplishments and opportunities helped made possible by... Young Eisner Scholars, Upward Bound


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