For the first time, Central Lakes College will host its TRIO Upward Bound summer program on campus. That’s thanks to the new student housing, recently acquired by the CLC Foundation.
Since the summer program requires student housing for the students to stay at for the duration, CLC had to bring students to other campuses in past years.
“The TRIO Upward Bound program being held in Brainerd this year will have a positive economic impact on area businesses. In addition, the students do annual community service projects such as volunteering at Camp Confidence,” TRIO Upward Bound Advisor Susan Roering said. “The goal of Upward Bound is to prepare students for success in college. Overall, the move to CLC is a positive change for the Brainerd community.”
Prior to being held at CLC, the TRIO Upward Bound summer program was held at St. Cloud State in 2016, The College of Saint Benedict from 2008-2015, and prior to that Bemidji State University.
This year, 50 students and college student mentors move in to Parkway Apartments, CLC’s student housing, on June 4. The program will run until July 13 and will conclude with a banquet in the CLC cafeteria. The students, ranging in age from 13-18 years old, are from eight area high schools in Mille Lacs, Morrison, and Todd counties including Bertha -Hewitt, Browerville, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Staples-Motley, Isle, Nay Ah Shing, Onamia and Pierz-Healy.
The students will take classes at CLC including Spanish, Science, English, Math, Art, Healthy Living, Computer Applications Development and Martial Arts. Students in the Upward Bound Bridge program will earn college credits. Highlights of this summer will include evening activities, field trips to colleges, a visit to the Minnesota State Capitol, career exploration and community service.
To learn more or to become involved visit: http://www.clcmn.edu/trio-upward-bound-3/