The Business Network is a key pillar of support for every service Nevada GEAR UP provides. We are a statewide alliance of representatives and community leaders from diverse professions, businesses, and foundations.
GEAR UP Ambassadors, one at each Nevada community college, state college, and university help students, parents, and professionals with resources and strategies to prepare students to enter and graduate from college.
By participating in the program, GEAR UP started helping me plan my future after graduation by applying for scholarships and finding colleges I am interested in. By applying for these scholarships, I was able to mature a lot faster. I don't know what I would've done without GEAR UP.
Alyjah, Mineral County High School (Hawthorne)
Before coming into this program, I was not motivated to go to college. Six years later, thanks to GEAR UP, I have been accepted to college just a quarter of the way into my senior year. I have also started the GEAR UP Ambassador Board at East Tech to reach out to other students.
Carley, East Technical High School (Las Vegas)
Because of GEAR UP, I have stayed focused and I'm on my way to an Advanced Honors Diploma!
Alex, Las Vegas High School
INCREASING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION, ENROLLMENT & SUCCESS IN POST SECONDARY EDUCATION IN NEVADA