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Normandale Community College Upward Bound

Program Description

Students who are recruited in grades 9-11 and participate through their senior year. Students who come from families who face economic challenges and/or families in which neither parent has a 4-year college degree. Students who are motivated to do well in high school and go on to college.

Success Stories

"Basically if it weren't for Upward Bound I would have never gotten my first job at Noodles and Company, gotten a 26 on the ACT, or made it through the school year. Just as important, Upward Bound gave me opportunities that I would have probably never had, from touring the amazing city of Chicago to hiking around Lake Superior with my friends." - Jiovani Medina, Richfield High School, Class of 2013

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 66
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Less than 25%