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Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Upward Bound

  • Lucia Delgado
  • Director, College Access Programs
  • (970) 491-0660

Program Description

The Upward Bound (UB) Program assists high school students in developing the academic skills and motivation needed to successfully complete high school and to enter college upon graduation. Students receive educational, cultural, and social experiences that will help prepare them to enter and succeed in college. UB students receive academic advising, after-school tutoring, weekend study skills workshops and opportunities to visit colleges and universities. Upward Bound offers an academic year and summer component.

The Upward Bound Mission:

- To identify qualified youth who are low-income and potential first generation college students.

- To generate skills and motivation necessary for success in completing high school and enrolling in post-secondary education.

- To encourage youth in the program to remain in and complete secondary education.

- To encourage youth to enroll in post-secondary education and graduate.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Parent/family services

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Between 25% and 50%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Pepperdine University

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 96%