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‘Gear Up’ helps West Virginia students overcome obstacles and prepare for college

The federal program helps students in ten West Virginia counties pursue higher education — like Ikie Brooks from Boone County, whose parents both struggled with addiction. Ikie, now a college senior, tells NBC News’ Kate Snow that school has changed his life and is dedicated to giving back to other students through the program.

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