News Release: Rising high school juniors to “GEAR UP” for college during annual college prep academy

Rachel HicksProgram updates

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GEAR UP U will take place on the campus of Marshall University from June 27 – June 30, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – This Wednesday, more than 220 rising high school juniors are expected to arrive in Huntington, WV, to participate in a summer academy that gives students a taste of college life.

The West Virginia “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs” (GEAR UP) program will host its annual GEAR UP U event on the campus of Marshall University from Wednesday, June 27 to Saturday, June 30. GEAR UP U, which is coordinated by staff of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission), will give students the opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills, to participate in team-building activities and to engage in near-peer mentoring sessions led by counselors who are current college students. The event will also provide students with information regarding the college-going process and how they can prepare for college now.

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