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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
  2. Tutoring
  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