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Hope College TRIO Upward Bound

  • Yadira Bautista
  • Program Coordinator
  • (616) 395-7745

Program Description

TRiO is a set of seven federally-funded educational opportunity outreach programs and one staff training program that seek to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds, namely low-income, first-generation students. TRiO programs, currently serving nearly 850,000 students from middle school through post-graduate study across America, provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. TRiO programs provide direct support services for students, and relevant training for directors and staff.

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
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 261538
  • Middle School: 196153
  • Elementary School: 392000
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Grand Rapids Community College (1)
  • Grand Valley State University (1)
  • Hope College (1)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (1)
  • Lake Superior State University (1)
  • Michigan State University (1)
  • Olivet College (1)
  • Western Michigan University (1)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 85%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 71%