Appalachian GEAR UP staff members celebrate successes during National GEAR UP Week.

Celebrating GEAR UP During National GEAR UP Week
Sep 28, 2023

Each year, GEAR UP programs across the country celebrate National GEAR UP Week

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Abby Carpenter Interns with BRWIA

Summer Internship Enriches YES Scholar
Sep 15, 2023

Abigail Carpenter was identified as a YES Scholar in the Spring of her 6th grade year at Blue Ridge Elementary School in... Young Eisner Scholars, Front page

McKenzie Geneva Watson and her father

I Know You are Proud of Me
Sep 11, 2023

“McKenzie Geneva Watson, Bachelors of Social Work, Magna Cum Laude.”

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Exploring Boundless Horizons: Appalachian State GEAR UP's Unforgettable Summer of College Bus Tours
Aug 14, 2023

Time to load the buses! Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a summer of adventure and exploration!

GEAR UP, Front page

Academic Innovation Conference 2023
Jul 3, 2023

On June 12, 2023, ten cohort LEA districts, eleven third-party organizations, and cohort higher education partners GEAR UP, Front page
Third Place Team Members- Brandon Cabrera, Lucero Escobar, Syla Ervin, Chase Miller,Raffell Vasquez-Gutierrez, Noelia Sanchez, and Coach Megan Helton

TRIO Scholars Bowl 2023
Mar 31, 2023

Congratulations to the Appalachian State Upward Bound Scholars' Bowl teams that participated the in the NC TRIO State Student Initiative

Upward Bound
Joan and Jared meet during Upward Bound Summer Program

Upward Bound Lighting the Way
Mar 21, 2023

Upward Bound is doing good things, not only for the students they serve, but for families and the High Country Community as a whole. 

Upward Bound
Family Design Night Photo Montage

Evolution of the STEM Based Family Design Nights
Mar 17, 2023

All systems go. T-minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, ignition 2, 1.

Christian Covington- Avery & Williams Acad Adviser

College Advising Reflection
Feb 10, 2023

Growing up homeschooled, I hadn’t thought much about college; I had always assumed I would go to school somewhere and probably major in hist

College Advising Corps
GEAR UP & Participate Learning Join Partnership to Focus on Western NC Schools

GEAR UP & Participate Learning Join Partnership to Focus on Western NC Schools
Jan 17, 2023

A new partnership between GEAR UP and Participate Learning seeks to join forces with 10 western North Carolina school districts to help promote... GEAR UP

Baylee Smith, Ashe Adviser

Behind the Scenes of First Generation
Jan 9, 2023

Growing up, I knew nothing about college. My mom and dad had me soon after they graduated high school.

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Rachel Nelson

Perspective | North Carolina schools are anything but ‘low-performing’
Dec 16, 2022

Over the past three months, our team from the Empowering Teacher Learning (ETL) project at Appalachian State University has been traversing... Empowering Teacher Learning, Front page