Parent Partners

Parents as Partners in Education

In GEAR UP, parents are partners with students, teachers, principals, and the community. The guiding belief of the program is that all parents want their children to succeed. The philosophy is holistic and participant-centered. Parent leaders work as mentors and help create needs assessments, develop curriculum, facilitate workshops and plan programs.
GEAR UP parent workshops and classes are interactive and inquiry-based. Educators incorporate culturally relevant pedagogy, access to technology and the arts, cooperative learning and critical thinking into the classroom.
The GEAR UP model demonstrates that parents are positive role models. The fact that they are lifelong learners has proven to be a motivating factor in the lives of their adolescent children.
For more information, please contact
GEAR UP Coordinator
Brenda Rawson