CIBOLA COUNTY – Grants-Cibola County Schools is hosting the New Mexico kickoff celebration to inaugurate National GEAR UP week today, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. at Grants High School.
The week commemorates the continuing success of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), a college access program providing students and families the support and resources they need for college success.
Since its inception in 1999, GEAR UP has improved educational outcomes for millions of low-income, minority and disadvantaged students across the United States, including the 14,000 students in 11 state school districts served by GEAR UP New Mexico. Services provided include tutoring, college fairs, college visits, financial aid, literary intervention and more.
GEAR UP middle and high schools in Bernalillo, Peñasco, Jemez, and Shiprock among others will join the celebration with activities such as college door decorating contests, career day, and college awareness building.
Call 1-505-274-8135 for more information about GEAR UP New Mexico. To learn more about the national GEAR UP program, please contact the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships at 202-530-1135 or www.edpartnerships.org.
Source: Cibola Beacon