Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP: Region 1

Region 1, located in Southeastern Kansas, serves students in foster care. Additional services are provided to students in Allen, Anderson, Cherokee, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho and Wilson counties.

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a college access program that is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Education designed to help students in foster care prepare for post-secondary education.

Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP (KKGU) is a statewide program hosted by Wichita State University serving middle and high school students. The program branches out into six regions throughout the state.

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