Jennifer Maliszewski

There are so many things that are valuable for parents to know. It's our job to help our students in every way we can so that they succeed in life!

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Keyli Birke

"It opens my eyes that there are a lot of majors and I can pick any one."

Victoria Swanstrom

"It is new for a lot of them, they haven't been to a college campus before... It gives them something to strive for, to look forward to."

Rachael Johnson

“We had a huge support network because it’s an entire community. The whole school believed in me and that I would go on to college, so why wouldn’t—or shouldn’t—I?”

Beth Kulow

Beyond the financial aspects, the obligations that a student has later in life be it raising a family or setting a career goal, looking back and having had the ability to obtain that college education... they're experiencing more than just academics."

Mercedes Coram

"My goal is to work hard and get my degree to become a pediatrician. I know I have to work hard and keep my GPA up in science classes. I think it's a great opportunity that we were chosen to be part of the GEAR UP program."

San Thang

"You can't go through it alone. You need to have someone there to support you."

Amy Luong

"Some places will accept you and some places won’t, but you should always make the best out of your experience."

Mikolina Lowe

"Don’t be afraid to try something new! Try a new club, subject, reading book or sport. When you try something new by stepping outside of your comfort zone you can learn a lot. You might open up new opportunities. But you’ll never know unless you try. Don’t let anything get in your way of your own success. With determination, patience and perseverance you can and will be successful."