TRIO Upward Bound

Yakima Valley College (YVC) Upward Bound (UB) Program is funded by the US Department of Education and assists students in their pursuit of a high school diploma and prepares them to enter and complete a post-secondary education program.

Who We Serve

YVC Upward Bound serves qualified students at Sunnyside, Granger, Toppenish and Wapato High Schools who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and/or will be the first in their immediate family to complete a four-year college degree.

Academic Year

YVC Upward Bound is a year-round program structured in two components. Support provided during the academic year includes tutoring, advising, after-school workshops, SAT/ACT test preparation, career/cultural exploration opportunities, college/university tours, and financial stipends.

Summer Residential Program

Each Summer, YVC UB hosts a six-week residential program at the YVC Yakima Campus. Summer participants get to experience the academic and social aspects of living and being on a college campus. Students receive instruction in YVC classrooms and enroll in language arts, math, foreign language, lab science, and elective classes. For their summer academic efforts, students can earn high school credit. In addition, students have the opportunity to attend a Science Learning Camp and participate in off-campus travel.

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Catalina Alvarez-Villanueva Director
Al GarciaProgram Coordinator
Maria Cortes Program Coordinator
Liliana RutzOffice Assistant