"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
- Nelson Mandela
MOSAIC2 GEAR UP is a federally funded seven year program preparing all students to succeed in post-secondary education. Original MOSAIC2 grant partners include nine North Central Washington (NCW) school districts, (Brewster, Lake Chelan, Highland, Manson, Omak, Oroville, Quincy, Tonasket and Wenatchee), Central Washington University (CWU), Wenatchee Valley College (WVC),Yakima Valley Community College, Banner Bank, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Northwst Learning and Achievement Group (NLA), Educational Opportunity Center, LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory), Puget Sound Energy, Sammamish High School/Bellevue school district, Washington STEM, and the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest.
Partnerships developed since grant implementation in September 2011 include: Washington First Robotics, Junior Achievement, and the following CWU departments: Astronomy, Biology, Construction Management, Physics and the Center for Excellence in Science and Math Education.