STAPLES -- The Upward Bound program at Central Lakes College, Staples, has begun recruiting its first 50 students from Todd County school districts.
The federally funded program is for high school students who are from families that meet federal income guidelines and/or who potentially would be the first generation to graduate from a four-year college or university.
This program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, targets students in grades 9-12 at Staples-Motley, Browerville, Bertha-Hewitt, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and Eagle Valley.
Upward Bound has a goal to help eligible students to complete high school and enter and graduate from a post-secondary institution. It is not a CLC recruitment program. Once graduated from high school, students are free to attend any college of their choosing.
Students who are selected will receive free tutoring services, academic and personal counseling, and mentoring. Instruction will be available after school, on Saturdays, and during the summer in mathematics, reading, composition and science.
A six-week summer program will provide participants a college experience and field trips for cultural enrichment as the group is housed on an actual college campus and learns about the expectations and rewards of earning a college degree.
If interested, contact Andrew Carr, Upward Bound assistant director, at the Staples campus of CLC at (218) 894-5101 or toll-free 800-247-6823, extension 5101. E-mail email@example.com.
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