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GEAR UP Wyoming at NWCCD

  • Jamie Chacon
  • GEAR UP Coordinator
  • 3076860254 ext. 1433

Program Description

GEAR UP Wyoming is a statewide program that serves 2,000 7th-12th grade income-eligible students each year. Wyoming's seven community colleges provide services to these students and encourage them not only to complete high school, but to enter and succeed at a post-secondary institution. The GEAR UP Wyoming program also supports students through their first year of college.

One of the most successful aspects of NWCCD's GEAR UP program is the relationship-building with parents and students. This, combined with a team of tutors, mentors, and school liaisons, enables NWCCD to positively impact lives with each contact.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • 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%