GEAR UP Kentucky

Featuring Robertson County School District


Every student prepared for postsecondary success.


The mission of GEAR UP Kentucky is to increase the number of students in low-income Kentucky communities who are ready to successfully transition to and through postsecondary education. We do this by providing services and support to prepare the whole student, and equipping their families, institutions, and communities to promote and sustain student success.

Meet Ms. Dice

Trisha Dice was inspired to become a GUK College & Career Coach for Robertson County School because of her first-hand experience: GUK Student/Family Services Specialist Sarah Jones helped Ms. Dice and her son Brandon, a 2021 RCS graduate, navigate the college-going process. Ms. Dice says, “GEAR UP takes the hassle out of figuring out what you want to do. Sarah made it easy to go (to college). I want to be that person. I hope to be able to do that for these kids.”

To learn more about Ms. Dice's GEAR UP story, watch this video

RCS Students Speak

Robertson County 9th graders Kate, Gabby, Sindole and Paisley recently gathered to share their thoughts on what opportunities GEAR UP Kentucky has provided for them.

Gabby says, "With GEAR UP, we do get to go and visit different campuses, but I've also learned a lot about financial aid and stuff to help me go to college and how to pay for it - which is really important."

Hear what these students have to say - including their advice for younger students - by watching their video.