For Parents

What does GEAR UP do for Parents?

  • Increase involvement of GEAR UP parents with the secondary educational system.
  • Increases parents' understanding of their rights and responsiblities within the educational system.
  • Increases parental involvement to enhance the academic achievement and performance of all students.
  • Increases parents' knowledge of higher education options and resources for paying for college.
  • Familiarizes parents with all phases of the college preparation process.
  • Connect parents with resources that can assist them with overcoming nonacademic barriers to eduational advancement.

When PARENTS get involved, students:

  • Make better grades, test scores are higher
  • Better school attendance
  • Have a higher self-esteem
  • Fewer discipline problems
  • Higher graduation rate

To get involved:

Contact the Delta GEAR UP
Parent and Partner Involvement Coordinator:


Helena-West Helena

Faye Coleman

GEAR UP Assistant Director
Helena-West Helena Campus

Phone: (870) 338-6474, Ext. 1377