In the News

From homelessness to Purdue University, GEAR UP Alumni Brooks Van Buren has defeated the odds. Brooks was part of Wyoming GEAR UP, and his GEAR UP counselors and other school staff helped him overcome astounding odds. He was 2015 GEAR UP Student of the Year, is currently a member of the GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy, and is a full-time student at Purdue University. His passion and perseverance shines through in his accomplishments, and we are so excited to see Brooks continue to thrive and grow.