Expect More Arizona and Arizona GEAR UP recently launched a new web app, Create Your Next, to help Arizona students in grades 8 – 12 know they are on track to graduate high school prepared for college and career. The app can be found at CreateYourNext.com and is accessible on computers, smartphones, and tablets.

Create Your Next is an interactive version of the College & Career Planning Guide, which Expect More Arizona and GEAR UP have delivered to more than 100,000 students across Arizona over the past four years. CreateYourNext.com makes the information more accessible to students and allows them to track their progress over time. By creating an account, students can set academic and professional goals and return regularly to see if they are on track to meet those goals. Students can also update their goals at any time and adjust their plans accordingly.

Users of the site have the ability to earn medals to celebrate each milestone they reach on their plan, to share their career plan with their social networks, and to invite adults like teachers, counselors, and parents to review their plan online.

Encourage your child to start planning for the future today by asking him or her to log on to CreateYourNext.com.

Arizona GEAR UP is a project of Northern Arizona University, supported by the U.S. Department of Education. Through Partnerships with school districts and others, GEAR UP is significantly increasing the number of students from low-income communities who stay in school and are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

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