Upward BoundUpward Bound (UB) is a TRIO Program, federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It is an academic, social, and cultural enrichment program designed to prepare high school students for post-secondary education/college. TRIO UB gives students various cultural experiences, helps them explore career options, and teaches them how to navigate the college application and financial aid processes. We strive to guide and enhance students’ opportunities to pursue a degree and continue with their academic careers and beyond. 

 

History of Upward Bound

TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. 790,000 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities — from sixth grade through college graduation — are served by over 2,800 programs nationally. TRIO programs 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. Upward Bound first began at LHU in 1966 and has been serving area students for over 45 years.

DOEWhere Did TRIO Originate?

The TRIO programs were the first national college access and retention programs to address the serious social and cultural barriers to education in America. (Previously only college financing had been on policymakers' radar.) TRIO began as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty. The Educational Opportunity Act of 1964 established an experimental program known as Upward Bound. Then, in 1965, the Higher Education Act created Talent Search. Finally, another program, Special Services for Disadvantaged Students (later known as Student Support Services), was launched in 1968. Together, this “trio” of federally-funded programs encouraged access to higher education for low-income students. By 1998, the TRIO programs had become a vital pipeline to opportunity, serving traditional students, displaced workers, and veterans. The original three programs had grown to nine, adding Educational Opportunity Centers and Veterans Upward Bound in 1972, Training Program for Federal TRIO programs in 1976, the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program in 1986, Upward Bound Math/Science in 1990, and the TRIO Dissemination Partnership in 1998.

How It Works

More than 1,000 colleges, universities, community colleges, and agencies now offer TRIO Programs in America, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands. TRIO funds are distributed to institutions through competitive grants. 

Why Are TRIO Programs Important?

The United States needs to boost both its academic and economic competitiveness globally. In order to foster and maintain a healthy economy as well as compete globally, the United States needs a strong, highly-educated, and competent workforce. To be on par with other nations, the country needs students, no matter their background, who are academically prepared and motivated to achieve success.

Information From: http://www.coenet.org/trio.shtml 

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TRIO Upward Bound

Dr. MG Gainer, Director
116A Ulmer Hall, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-3054
Eveleen Parker, Secretary
118 Ulmer Hall, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-3054

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