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Pre-College/TRiO Programs
Kent State University P.O. Box 5190
225 MSC
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
Phone: 330-672-2920
Fax: 330-672-5339

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Pre-College/Upward Bound Programs


The Kent State University Pre-College/TRiO Upward Bound Programs, housed within the Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, is committed to providing equality, preparation and access for populations seeking entrance to post-secondary education. Pre-College/TRiO Upward Bound programs include three federal TRiO Upward Bound programs that seek to increase educational opportunities and diminish barriers for first-generation, low income students and families through comprehensive services in targeted school districts. TRiO programs help students overcome, class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education.

Services provided by the Pre-College/TRiO Programs include:

  • Specialized outreach events and tours
  • Opportunities for college students to mentor high school students
  • Employment opportunities
  • Summer Academies

Pre-College/TRiO Upward Bound Programs is designed to provide academic support to eligible students interested in education beyond high school.  Pre-College/TRiO Upward Bound Programs offers a challenging and exciting year round program which includes leadership, academic, career, cultural enrichment, and social activities that help students realize the benefits of pursuing a college education.  The program and its services are at no cost to the participant!

If you think that you might be interested in going to college, but don't know how to make it happen, the Upward Bound Program can help you.  Students who actively participate in Upward Bound may continue to receive services until they graduate from college or after five years from the date of high school graduation.

Please check out the video below to see the Unbreakable Ties that Upward Bound makes with its students, Alumni, and other individuals that come into contact with the program.

TRiO in the News

December 19, 2012 -- Cleveland NBC Channel 3 WKYC: Monique Menefee striving for success withTRiO opportunity

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