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Eastern Wyoming College - GEAR UP

  • Eastern Wyoming College - GEAR UP
  • 3200 West C Street
  • Torrington, WY 82240

Program Description

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally-funded, statewide grant in Wyoming that provides services to 2,000 seventh through twelfth grade, income-eligible students each year. All GEAR UP services are aimed at increasing academic preparation and performance levels suited for post-secondary education, rates of high school graduation, rates of post-secondary education participation and graduation, and GEAR UP student and family knowledge of post-secondary education options, high school preparation needs, and means of financing.

Mission Statement

To have a marked impact on preparing students to pursue and excel in post-secondary education through partnering with schools, communities, students and parents.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%