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GEAR UP Wyoming at LCCC

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

Program Description

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is dedicated to lighting the path to and through college for income-eligible junior high and high school students in Albany and Laramie Counties.

Students in our program get individualized academic coaching, college trips, job site visits, and access to scholarships among many other resources. Everything in our program is free. We try to make it easy for you, too. Most of our program takes place in school during the school day, meaning no extra time commitment or need to go anywhere.

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%