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GEAR UP Wyoming at LCCC

  • Rakhshi Hamid
  • GEAR UP Outreach Coordinator
  • 307-778-1325

Program Description

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a statewide federally funded grant serving 2,000 income eligible students across the state of Wyoming. GEAR UP is equipped to provide seventh through twelfth grade students with a wide range of academic assistance to prepare them for college; our services include tutoring, ACT/SAT preparation, mentoring, career exploration and job shadowing, college shadowing, and assistance with understanding the college selection, application, and financing processes. Additionally, GEAR UP offers family events, college visits, educational field trips, information on financing for college, and workshops for parents. GEAR UP Wyoming is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education totalng $3,548,876 annually with an additional $3,548,876 annually provided by in-kind and scholarship contributions.

Services Provided

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


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 2%
  • White: 66%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 26%
  • Other: 23%
  • African American: 7%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 210
  • Middle School: 210
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 12
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Between 25% and 50%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 25%