Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP Program Overview
Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP is a U.S. Department of Education funded program with Wichita State University as the administrator of this program. Children in foster care are given top priority for services.
- Each year, at least 80% of KKGU students enrolled in secondary school will be promoted to the next grade level.
- Each project year, 70% of participating high school seniors will complete a secondary school diploma, or its recognized equivalent, and 65% will enroll in a postsecondary program.
- Each project year, middle and high school participants will show a 20% increase, and their parents a 15%, in knowledge of postsecondary education entrance requirements, application procedures, and costs associated with attendance and types of financial aid.