The Muscogee County School District began their celebration of national “Gear Up” week at Columbus State University Tuesday.
More than 900 high school students from Muscogee County schools were on hand today to commemorate the gear up program which provides students and families the support and resources they need for college success.
“I’ve seen first-hand students whose mindsets have changed, who students were able to get opportunities they may not have before. I’ve also seen the difference between districts that had it and districts that didn’t and I see the difference in the lift of college enrollment that those districts have that have gear up,” says the Founder of Student Success E.J. Carion.
Since its inception in 1999, Gear Up has improved educational outcomes for millions of low-income, minority and disadvantaged students across the united states.