TRiO Upward Bound

  Some 2015 graduates  
Class of 2015
Class of 2015
Class of 2015
Class of 2015
Class of 2015
Class of 2015
Class of 2015
Class of 2015
 

About Upward Bound

Since 1992, Upward Bound at Normandale Community College has helped high school students prepare for higher education. The Normandale Upward Bound program serves 60 students attending four partner high schools: Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest and Washburn.

Upward Bound members participate in a variety of activities ranging from tutoring to field trips to college visits, after school, on Saturdays and during the summer. Upward Bound (UB) is funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant program that has been helping students prepare for college and careers since 1965.

Jiovani Medina, Richfield High School Senior

"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