TRIO Upward Bound (TRIO UB) is an academic and college preparatory program funded by the US Department of Education. The purpose of TRIO UB is to develop the skills and motivation necessary for students to successfully complete high school and to enter and succeed in college. While there are hundreds of TRIO Upward Bound programs across the nation, this specific program is housed at University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). We are currently funded to serve 118 Minneapolis 9-12th graders from Edison Sr. High School, North Senior Academy, Patrick Henry High School, and South High School. TRIO UB at the University of Minnesota has served Minneapolis high school youth and families since 1966.
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TRIO UB provides intensive, year-round academic services and enrichment activities to prepare students holistically for success in college.
Learn more about TRIO Upward Bound through these alumni videos.
Are you interested in teaching, tutoring, or mentoring youth? Apply for a job working with TRIO Upward Bound students!
The UMN Upward Bound program grant, which started in 1966, has been renewed for another 5 years, until 2029! We are excited to continue serving the students of Minneapolis and helping them reach their goal of graduating from college!
View the 2023-24 TRIO Upward Bound program calendar (PDF).