TRIO/GEAR UP Homework Assistance Program

Hosted By Wichita State University

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(L-R: Lavell Jackson, Mark Curry, Dough Wilson, Christine Carter, Wilma Holloway, Angelina Quintana-Oropeza, Steve Thornton, and Donny Pappin).

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Program Profile
The Homework Assistance Program (HAP) is funded, in part, by the U.S. Department Of Education and hosted by Wichita State University (WSU) in Wichita, Kansas. With the support of WSU and the cooperation of schools throughout the Wichita-Metro area, the program provides drop-in tutoring and homework assistance to qualifying students in grades 6 through 12 who are enrolled in one of the following pre-college programs: 

          Communication Upward Bound
          Educational Talent Search/Project Discovery
          Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP
          Upward Bound Math Science
          Upward Bound Wichita Prep 

The Homework Assistance staff includes highly certified instructors who are full-time teachers with Wichita Public Schools as well as academically capable college students who serve as tutors and mentors. Our teachers and tutors work diligently with students to provide guided curriculum practices or help with homework assignments. In addition students receive help with test, address academic deficiencies, and provide assistance in core assignments. 

Program Vision
An academic and social transformation through premier educational tutorial services, and cultural connectedness.

Program Mission
The Homework Assistance Program will academically impact students towards educaitonal and personal success through a highly qualified educational staff committed to student excellence, social and cultural development; possessing strong academic skills necessary for college retention.          

Participation is absolutely free to eligible students. 


2nd Floor Commons
Brennan Hall I (Wichita State University)
1749 N. Yale
Wichita, KS 67208

Drop-in homework assistance is available Mondays through Thursdays, 3:30pm to 6:30pm during the USD 259 academic year.                           

HAP Contact Information
For more information about the HAP or other TRIO/Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP activities, please call 316-978-7955 or email:

Wilma Holloway, Director

Lavell Jackson, College Access Advisor