LMS and LHS Community Service Project

Gear Up Community Service 011The Lamar Middle School and Lamar High School students participated in a community service project for Colorado GEAR UP. Students created place mats using markers, ribbon, stickers,  yarn and then added a  holiday message. These place mats will be used by Meals on Wheels and the Lamar Senior Center to send holiday cheer to seniors in their homes as well as those seniors who eat at the center. Community service is important for students to participate in, it gives them an understanding of the people in their community as well as their needs. It also helps with scholarships and college applications, these places want to know students are willing to help others. Students are encouraged to take their passion and turn it into something that can help others.
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GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federally funded grant program which is in 33 schools across Colorado. The program starts in middle school teaching students college basics and taking them on college visits. In high school students take college classes and build confidence in the future. Advisors recruit students, serve as mentors and provide students with one-on-one academic advising. GEAR UP is aimed at increasing the number of low income and first generation students prepared to succeed in college. GEAR UP provides scholarships in varying amounts for qualifying students. For more information go towww.coloradogearup.com.
By Janell Martin

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