Upward Bound at Lyndon State College is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education that 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.
Our program works with seventy area high school students from the Northeast Kingdom and Northern New Hampshire who are required to meet one of the two following criteria: they will be the first in their family to graduate from college, or they are from a low to moderate income family. Two thirds of our students must meet both of these requirements.
Upward Bound students spend six weeks of the summer on the campus of Lyndon State College. Our students have four hours of college preparatory course work during the mornings, three hours of volunteer work in our community each afternoon, and spend evenings engaged in a variety of activities designed to expand their educational opportunities and promote cultural and inter-personal growth to further prepare them for post-secondary education.
Upward Bound is a FREE program for students and families.