TRiO – Upward Bound/College Bound Clubs(CBC)
Upward Bound programs, also referred to as one of several “TRIO” programs are discretionary/competitive grants funded by the United States Department of Education. AIM staff currently provides resources, activities, guidance and mentoring to more than 160 eligible 9-12th grade students a year at Council Bluffs – Thomas Jefferson, Omaha Public – Bryan Senior, & Papillion LaVista? High and South High schools
The AIM Upward Bound programs provide fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. Programming provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound primarily serves: students’ families meeting federal income guidelines and students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
Upward Bound projects provide instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language. Services include tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students; and programs and activities specially designed for students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education. Other services include: Information on the full range of Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits and guidance and assistance on secondary school reentry, alternative education programs, or entry into general educational development programs or postsecondary education.