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Upward Bound

Video by Joey Hansen, Upward Bound 2010

About Upward Bound

Upward Bound, a part of Centralia College's Trio Programs, is a federally funded program that provides career and education planning services for low-income, minority, and first generation, degree-seeking, college-bound high school students. Upward Bound provides year-long Academic Support (tutoring, study skills and test preparation), Career Exploration (workshops, conferences, guest speakers, job shadowing, classes and mentoring) and Cultural Enrichment (field trips, performances and special events).

The Upward Bound summer program is offered for six weeks every summer. At least one summer's participation is mandatory. The summer program is a fun way for students to keep up with their studies during the summer months, prepare for the next academic year, and catch up on subjects where they might be struggling. At the end of each week of the program, students are taken on exciting field trips that are academically and culturally enriching. The field trips range from campus visits to outdoor adventures like river rafting. All field trip and classroom expenses are covered, and students receive weekly stipends so there are no financial costs.

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Contact Student Support Services

Centralia College
Student Support Services
600 Centralia College Blvd
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 736-9391, ext. 201
Toll-free from Olympia:
(360) 753-3433, ext. 201
Fax: (360) 330-7503

Director of TRIO Programs

Lucretia Folks