The Lyndon State College Upward Bound program is about to begin their 35th annual Summer Residential Program. Fifty students from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the North Country of New Hampshire will participate in this year's six-week program.
The summer will begin with a group excursion to Boston, Mass. where students will tour the colleges of the Fenway, visit the JFK Presidential Museum, and attend a variety of cultural events. Upward Bound will return to the campus of LSC for the academic program which focuses on SAT preparation, college math and writing, science and foreign language.
Additionally, Upward Bound students will collectively volunteer over 2,500 hours of community service in the towns of Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury with the area's hospitals, daycares, non-profits, and locally owned businesses. Throughout the summer program students have the opportunity to experience life on a college campus, participate in leadership and cultural activities, explore careers, tour college campuses, and prepare for their future as college students.
Upward Bound is one of the federally funded TRiO Educational Opportunity programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Lyndon State College Upward Bound was founded in 1980, and works each year with 75 high school students who are first generation college bound, and come from modest income backgrounds. Upward Bound students come from nine participating high schools, and are committed to achieving their postsecondary dreams. For more information contact Rick Williams in the Upward Bound office at (802) 626-5000.