Over 200 Hawai‘i students used their creativity to write commercial advertising scripts that encouraged their peers to prepare for college and careers in the "Take Charge of Your Future Commercial Script Writing Challenge," sponsored by GEAR UP Hawaiʻi, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, and Clear Channel Hawaiʻi. The winning script was written by former high school senior, Mc Millan Ching, from Campbell High School and produced into the following television commercial created by Berad Studios.

2014 NCCEP / GEAR UP Annual Conference

Registration Is Open!
July 20–23, 2014

Hilton Washington, Washington, DC


Youth Congress

Want to give your GEAR UP students a world-class leadership experience?  Check out the Youth Congress - running concurrent to the NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference in DC in July!

FY14 GEAR UP Competition

Are you preparing an application for the FY14 GEAR UP grant competition?  Click here to learn more about NCCEP-led webinars, U.S. Dept of Education pre-app workshops, or how to partner with NCCEP to strengthen evaluation, increase parent engagement, ensure sustainability, and more. 

Calling All Superintendents!

The Superintendent Leadership Institute is a 10-month intensive training program to strengthen their ability to leverage GEAR UP to  create a college-going culture.  Applications for the 2015 class are due May 16, 2014.

NCCEP program spotlight

GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy

The GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy (GUALA) is a program designed to engage GEAR UP alumni in grassroots advocacy.  The program is funded by The Kresge Foundation.