TRIO Upward Bound program hosts summer experience

Over more than 40 years, Upward Bound (UB) at Yakima Valley College (YVC) has helped hundreds of students from low-income and first-generation backgrounds reach their college dreams.

One of the most rewarding and influential aspects of YVC’s UB program is the 6-week residential summer program. During the summer program, students take core classes in math, science, English and other subjects, live at YVC’s Student Residence Center and take part in team building activities, including trips to Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula. The experience provides an in-depth introduction to what college will be like while also enabling participants to earn additional high school credit and sometimes college credits.

Media Photo Opportunity
July 18-21, 2022
Media interested in talking to UB students and staff and getting photos or video of summer program activities can contact Community Relations at to make arrangements.

YVC TRIO UB is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education and serves students that attend Sunnyside, Granger, Wapato and Toppenish High Schools in grades 9 – 12.  Each year, YVC’s program helps more than 100 students from those high schools better understand a college process that oftentimes can be overwhelming, especially for first-generation college students.

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