Yakima Valley College’s TRIO Upward Bound program hosts summer experience

For over 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 experience. 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 17-19 and July 24-26
Media interested in talking to UB students and staff and getting photos or video of summer program activities can contact Community Relations at communityrelations@yvcc.edu to make arrangements.

YVC TRIO UB is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education and serves students in grades 9 – 12 who attend Sunnyside, Granger, Wapato and Toppenish high schools.  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.

Press Release Contacts:
Dustin Wunderlich / 509.574.6870 / dwunderlich@yvcc.edu
Stefanie Menard / 509.574.4646 / smenard@yvcc.edu