A college preparatory program that offers assistance to low-income and first-generation, college-bound high school students recently received a Walmart Community Grant totaling $1,200, that will enable students to get a feel for college life.
The Peninsula College Upward Bound program is federally funded, and works with students to develop skills needed for postsecondary education. It also helps its graduates enter and stay in college, while working toward a four-year degree.
The award money is earmarked for the program’s annual college tour excursion that typically takes place each summer. However, due to travel restrictions, the out of state trip will be rescheduled at a later date, when restrictions are lifted.
“Many of our students have never been out of the state, let alone an airplane, so being able to take them on a trip like this is life changing,” said Upward Bound Director Sara Rinearson. “Physically being on a college campus helps students imagine themselves there, better understand what to expect, and their abstract goals start to become a tangible reality.”
Rinearson said students look forward to making the trip once it can be rescheduled.
More information about the grant can be found at https://bit.ly/3bwAY4c.
For more information, contact Sara Rinearson at firstname.lastname@example.org.