Higher Education Partners
Research shows that exposure to higher education opportunities at a young age can have an impact on a student's aspirations to attend postsecondary education. Appalachian GEAR UP is committed to working with postsecondary institutions that are located in our western North Carolina service area to provide a wide range of experiences to students as early as 6th grade. Our higher education partners include:
Supporting local school districts through on and off campus programming support focused around the college experience and application process.
Supporting local school districts through exposure to a liberal arts campus and building awareness of the college application process.
Offering exposure to local community college opportunities as early as middle school.
Supporting local school districts through campus visits, summer programs, and 1-on-1 student support.