Gear Up is a program offered by the State of Wyoming to students who have an interest in college.

The program assists students ranging from seventh grade to high school with the exploration of job opportunities and colleges.

The Gear Up team meets at Laramie High School every Friday. The program helps students with scholarships and college applications.

The program also provides tutoring to students that require help with homework, writing papers and understanding classroom subjects.

Gear Up does tours of college campuses that a student may be interested in attending and helps students obtain information about colleges that interest them. It will also help students prepare for college.

Gear Up offers state scholarships and partnership grants to students to attend college in Wyoming. The program also provides help for low-income students applying for financial aid.

The scholarship and partnerships are provided to, “increase college attendance and success and raise the expectations of low-income students,” according to the U.S. Department of Education website.

The program offers opportunities for a closer look at careers that students could pursue as well as providing them with possible job shadowing and visits to job sites.

Students who participate in the program may receive assistance in preparation for taking the ACT and other standardized tests that may be required by colleges. Gear Up helps students prepare for the ACT by assisting them in reaching at least the minimum ACT score required for college entrance.