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Upward Bound at Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Coon Rapids

Program Description

TRiO Upward Bound is a federally funded College Readiness program for first-generation high school students in the North Metro area. They spend extra hours during the week at after-school tutoring in their schools. One of their Saturday's a month is spent with our entire Upward Bound at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids, learning the necessarily skills, tools and knowledge it takes to be college ready. During the summer, Upward Bound students spend 5 weeks taking classes, followed by an enrichment trip exposing them to many colleges in the area.

Services Provided

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



  • Between 50% and 75%