It was a beautiful evening to be working with students in the Gear Up program at the Project Discovery ropes course. Gear Up provides support services in encouraging high school students to attend college, often being the first in their family to go to college. Participants travelled from both Lyon and Mineral counties, some of them for the second time this summer. With summer temperatures reaching record levels at the course, it was a great day to be working during the cooler evening hours. Students discovered that if they can face their fears at the ropes course, they can face the fear of attending college too.