Success Stories

Why Peer Mentoring? - GEAR UP 4 LA

The GEAR UP Mentor Program seeks to further develop a college-going environment at GU4LA high schools through peer-mentoring. These Mentors serve as role models on campus and seek to inspire their mentees to reach their ultimate potential. Participation in the GEAR UP 4 LA Mentor Program aims to benefit both peer-mentors and mentees by developing students who are:

  • College and career oriented
  • Able to set and achieve personal and academic goals
  • Knowledgeable in making use of available resources
  • Advocates of change for themselves and their peers
  • Community oriented