Video: 2015 Student Leadership Academy

Jessica KennedyProgram updates

More than 1,300 eighth graders attended the West Virginia ‘GEAR UP’ Student Leadership Academy held yesterday at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences. ‘GEAR UP,’ which stands for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs,” is a federally funded college readiness program coordinated by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. During the event, students learned about ... Read More

From our students: West Virginia #GEARUPWorks

Jessica KennedyProgram updates

This fall, students who graduated from the West Virginia GEAR UP program surprised us with this video thanking our staff and sharing what GEAR UP has meant to them. To all our GEAR UP alumni: we’d just like to say “thank you” for inspiring us each and every day. We are so proud of your accomplishments and can’t wait to … Read More

GEAR UP celebrates College Application and Exploration Week

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West Virginia GEAR UP partnered with the College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV) to host the state’s fifth annual College Application and Exploration Week from October 20 through 24! The following quotes, videos and photos offer a glimpse of the amazing activities that occurred during the week.  Be sure to also check out CFWV’s online scrapbook to see College Application … Read More