College Access Overview

GEAR UP aims to provide all students with the information and encouragement needed to
enroll in, pay for, and complete a postsecondary education. The program’s strategies are designed to be sustained into the future with focuses on developing the college access process, creating college-going cultures in low-income communities, and building the capacity of educators and parents to guide students to postsecondary enrollment. Some of the key initiatives include:

- Increasing Financial Literacy
- Promoting College Application Season
- Coordinating Public Awareness Campaign
- Developing College Access Web Portal
- Building Capacity for Educators

Students participate on a mainland college tour supported by GEAR UP Hawai‘i