The NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference is the national convening of professionals, parents, students, policymakers, and community partners who support GEAR UP programs and the students they serve nationally. Participants will gain ideas, strategies, and tools to better serve GEAR UP students through inspiring plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and networking opportunities.
What are effective strategies and challenges with staying connected with our high school graduates? What happens to our students after they graduate? What can we learn from our high school graduates on how schools can better prepare students for postsecondary education? What are college students struggling with? These and other questions will be answered in an interactive session delivered by Metis Senior Associate Julia Alemany and Jennica Vincent from Oregon GEAR UP. They will share and discuss the content, methodology, potential challenges (and solutions), and results of the Oregon GEAR UP Senior Exit and Life After High School surveys. Survey materials will be shared with participants.