Wichita State University is partnering with Wichita Public Schools to host "Together We Rise," a conference in celebration of National GEAR UP Day. The event is at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Century II Concert Hall.
The conference will have 90 sessions within the Hyatt Regency Wichita and Century II for students and parents to attend, with lunch provided.
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a national organization designed to prepare low-income students to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.
“This year will mark an important milestone for Wichita USD 259,” said USD 259 Assistant Superintendent Bill Faflick. “By partnering with GEAR UP, we will be able to provide opportunities to students who may not have had access to this type of resource prior. This is just the first step in creating a greater focus on post-secondary success for these students.”
“Together We Rise” will focus primarily on 8th grade students in select Wichita middle schools. Its aim is to introduce critical life skills and prepare students to make the most of a post-secondary education, as well as provide awareness to potential career opportunities.
Source: Wichita State News