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Gordo and Pickens County High Schools will celebrate the GEAR UP program with a kick off September 14.  GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.  The Pickens County Board of Ed was chosen as a recipient of the federally-funded program from UAB.  50 Blackbelt region schools are covered by the grant.

The program helps to prepare students for college by raising awareness about post-secondary education and financial aid options.  The grant continues for six-years, which means today's seventh graders will have this program through their senior year in high school.

The kickoff programs are both Monday, September 14- 8:30 AM at Gordo High and 12:30 PM at Pickens County High.

Source: Alabama's News Leader