Our Impact

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Academic Success

GEAR UP students outperform their peers academically:

  • 100 percent of LCCC GEAR UP students graduated from high school compared to 73 percent of their peers
  • 36 percent of 9th grade GEAR UP Wyoming students are proficient on the WYTOPP math subtest compared to 24 percent of their peers
  • 23 percent of 11th grade GEAR UP Wyoming students are proficient on the ACT math subtest compared to 17 percent of their peers
  • 63 percent of GEAR UP Wyoming students enrolled in college after graduating from high school

Money for College

GEAR UP students receive scholarships and free credits for college:

  • Twelve GEAR UP Wyoming students received Daniels Fund Scholarships, allowing them to attend any college for free. Only 31 students in our state received the scholarship.
  • LCCC GEAR UP students received 344 or $47,816 worth of college credits for free through dual and concurrent enrollment courses at LCCC
  • GEAR UP students attending LCCC received an average of $2,500/year of non-Hathaway scholarship funds to attend college
  • 63.3 percent of GEAR UP Wyoming students successfully completed their FAFSA application to receive free financial aid from the federal government compared to 38 percent of all Wyoming students