​Clayton County Public Schools will be participating in National GEAR UP Week. CONTRIBUTED

Clayton County Public Schools to participate in national GEAR UP week

​Clayton County Public Schools, as well as members of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) Clayton Cohort will participate in 2018 National GEAR UP Week through Sept. 29, according to a press release.

Established in 1999, GEAR UP is a college access program that provides students and families with support and resources needed for college success. Since its inception, GEAR UP has improved educational outcomes for millions of low-income, minority and disadvantaged students across the United States. In addition, GEAR UP Clayton also serves over 4,200 CCPS 9th grade students.

With a goal of continuing to raise awareness within respective communities, 2018 National GEAR UP Week affords students with the opportunity to participate in various college and career awareness activities such as college tours, college week, scholarship applications, and more.

“As a school district we understand the importance of getting our students involved in college and career activities early on in the academic process,” said Superintendent of Schools, Morcease J. Beasley.

Information: www.clayton.k12.ga.us/resources/gear_up.

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