Success Stories

Middle School Students Explore Careers

Over 750 students from nine Oahu schools participated in the Hawaii P-20 middle school career fair at the Hawaii Convention Center. The highlight of the event were the partnerships that were developed between education and industry as over 75 exhibitors from University of Hawaii and private sector organizations came together to provide interactive, hands-on exhibits for students to experience.

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Nanakuli Intermediate Jumps on the 55 by ʻ25 Pledge Wagon

Over 300 middle school students and faculty at Nānākuli Intermediate & High School showed their support for 55 by ’25 in their first-ever college pledge day. With the support of faculty and administrators, 35 students from the school’s AVID program, a college readiness program that provides academic and social support for students, successfully organized the event during their study hall period.

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Students Create, Organize and Lead Successful Pledge Events

Spring was a stellar month for 55 by ‘25 pledge events! Hilo High School’s AVID students were one of the many groups that have been busy raising awareness about the importance of college throughout their community and in their neighboring schools. Their mission: promote the 55 by ’25 message and encourage Hilo’s youngest students to pledge for college. The result: Over 1,500 pledges. A huge success!

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UC Davis, Here they Come!

This summer, 24 students from Wai‘anae, Honoka‘a, Ka‘u, Molokai and Kohala high schools journeyed on a Northern California college tour hosted by GEAR UP Hawai‘i.

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