Student Connect

What is GEAR UP Student Connect?

GEAR UP Student Connect is a program to support and promote students’ engagement at school and with learning. Each student participating in Student Connect is assigned a mentor. Our mentors seek to build long-term, sustained relationships with participating students that will connect them with their school, help them make academic progress, and encourage them to set strong post-secondary goals.

Key Features

  • Preventive

    Student Connect focuses on watching for signs of withdrawal and providing timely interventions to keep students engaged.

  • Builds Capacity

    Student Connect works with students to build new skills such as problem solving and goal setting.

  • Individualized

    Student Connect uses a systematic and organized approach, focusing on the needs of each individual student.

  • Efficient and Adaptable

    Student Connect builds on existing programs, services and resources within the home, school and community.

  • Provides Outreach

    Student Connect creates long-term trusting connections between schools, youth and families.