Waubonsee Upward Bound - 4:37
Robert Cook, Waubonsee Community College
Posted Dec 13, 2017
"Waubonsee Community College operates two TRIO Upward Bound grants from the U.S. Department of Education to assist low income and potential first-generation college students in completing high school and earning a post-secondary degree. The five-year grants, which total $2.6 million, fund a current, ongoing project at East Aurora High School and a new project at West Aurora High School through 2022. Services from the programs include tutoring, educational and career planning, college visits, cultural enrichment activities and assistance with the college admissions process. Robert Cook, TRIO Upward Bound Manager talks about this unique school-based program and the non-academic challenges students face in pursuing higher education. For more information visit waubonsee.edu/upwardbound or email upwardbound@waubonsee.edu."
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