CWC targeting college readiness

Sep 24, 2017 From staff reports

Central Wyoming College participated in the nationwide "GEAR UP" intiative this past week, serving students and their families in Riverton, Lander, Thermopolis, Shoshoni and Jackson.

CWC staff member met with participants to discuss academic goals, college planning and careers.

The college access program has worked to provide students and families the support and resources they need for college success since 1999.

GEAR UP has improved educational outcomes for millions of program participants. Many states across the nation have state or partnership programs. The parameters vary by grant; however, the overall goal is to get students graduated and prepared academically and financially for college.

GEAR UP Wyoming is a state program that serves more than 2,000 Wyoming 7thgrade through college freshman students each year. The University of Wyoming administers the grant and the seven Wyoming Community Colleges partner with UW to provide GEAR UP services to students and their families.