Upward Bound Program
Muskegon Community College TRiO Upward Bound Program
Providing the tools needed and encouraging high school students to strive for academic excellence, give back to the community, graduate from high school, and go on to pursue a college education.
TRiO is a group of federally funded programs begun in the 1960s to create educational opportunities for students who come from families where the parents do not have four year college degrees and whose taxable income is at or below 150% of the poverty level. Upward Bound was created with the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the original “War on Poverty” statute. The overriding goal of the Muskegon Community College TRiO Upward Bound program is to assist students throughout high school to ensure that they are adequately prepared to enroll in post-secondary education and to matriculate through to completion of a post-secondary degree. During this process it is also desired that the students will acquire a sense of community and develop into contributing members of society through their involvement in community service projects and volunteer work.
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