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Central Lakes College Upward Bound

  • Susan Roering
  • TRIO Upward Bound Academic Advisor

Program Description

The Central Lakes College Upward Bound Program transforms high school students into college graduates. The program provides educational services to modest income and first generation high school students to equip them in graduating from high school, enrolling into a college or university, and completing their post-secondary education.

Upward Bound is a year-round educational program for high school students who are from families that meet federal income guidelines and/or who potentially would be the first generation to graduate from a 4-year college/university. It includes a six-week summer program on a college campus to help prepare students for the post-secondary experience. The program targets ninth through twelfth grade students to help them complete high school and to enter, and graduate from, a post-secondary institution.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 4%
  • White: 37%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 4%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 19%
  • Other: 1%
  • African American: 35%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 100
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

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