Sunday, January 8, 2017

Upward Bound is coming back to Hazen Union!

Hazen Union is proud to announce a new partnership with Lyndon State College's Upward Bound!

The Lyndon State College Upward Bound Program will host an informational meeting on Friday January 13th. This meeting is for all high school students in 9th and 10th grade who are interested in finding out more about the opportunities this program offers. 

Upward Bound is a federally funded program through the U.S Department of Eduction. It is committed to providing modest income, first generation college bound students the academic background, college preparatory experiences and support needed to succeed in college immediately after high school.

Upward Bound works with eligible students who meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • They will be the firs tin their family to obtain a 4 year college degree
  • They are from a modest income family (approximately $35,000 for a family of 4)
LSC's Upward Bound works with 75 students from 9 area high schools in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and Northern New Hampshire including: Canaan Memorial, Craftsbury Academy, Danville, Hazen Union, Lake Region, Lyndon Institute, St. Johnsbury Academy, Woodsville and Rivendell Academy. 

While in the program students have the opportunity to participate in:
  • Community Service 
  • Attend leadership events
  • College tours
  • Financial Aid and college planning workshops
  • Academic guidance, support and other opportunities to students throughout the school year
Additionally, students spend six weeks of their summers on the campus of Lyndon State College where they:
  • Take college preparatory courses including SAT prep
  • Hold volunteer and work study positions in the local community to explore careers
  • Participate in fun activities while experiencing life on campus. 
Upward Bound is FREE for any eligible participating student!

For more information please contact Rick Williams in the Upward Bound office at 802 626-5000 or make an appointment to meet with Chris Miller in the HU Guidance Office. 

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