Upward Bound


    TRiO Upward Bound

    As a college-prep program, the purpose of TRiO Upward Bound is to:

    • Develop students' academic & professional skills
    • Motivate students to attend and complete secondary education
    • Encourage students to pursue and complete a post-secondary diploma

    The Top Ten FREE Services TRiO Upward Bound offers during the school year, from September to June are:

    1.Academic Advising
    3.Workshops and Seminars
    4.Cultural Enrichment Activities
    5.SAT/ACT Preparation Classes
    6.College Search Guidance and Visits
    7.Financial Aid Advisement
    8.Career Exploration
    9.Fee Waivers for College Applications and Entrance Exams
    10.Transportation to Activities

    TRiO Upward Bound provides a six-week summer enrichment program at Genesee Community College.

    The summer session includes:

    • Enrichment classes in math, science with a lab, composition, literature, foreign language and other electives
    • Fun field trips to various cultural and educational events
    • FREE Meals
    • FREE transportation to and from GCC and all activities
    • Stipends available for attendance and participation

    To qualify for the TRiO Upward Bound program you must:

    • Have the DESIRE and POTENTIAL to attend college and SUCCEED!
    • Be a high school student from the districts of Alexander, Attica, Batavia, Letchworth, Oakfield-Alabama, Perry, or Warsaw
    • Be from a family that meets the federal income guidelines


    • Be from a family where the custodial parent does not have a four year college degree

    For more information about the TRiO Upward Bound Program contact:

      Lisa Krause
    TRiO Upward Bound Director

    Andrew Gebel
    TRIO Upward Bound Assistant Director

      Maria Velazquez
    TRiO Upward Bound Program Specialist
      Tzyonah Reese
    TRiO Upward Bound Student Advisor
      Jared Nourse
    TRiO Upward Bound Student Advisor