TRiO Student Support Services and Upward Bound

TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO Student Support Services provides opportunities for academic development to motivate students toward successful completion of postsecondary education. Services are available for first-generation students, those from low-income families, and those with disabilities requiring learning accommodations, who demonstrate academic need. Through the following services, the program aims to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants:

  • Provides individualized academic coaching and priority registration
  • Facilitates connections with peer mentors
  • Aids in professional development and leadership opportunities
  • Offers grant aid to eligible participants
  • Exposes students to cultural events and specialized academic programs
  • Offers career counseling, career exploration workshops, and assessments
  • Provides academic tutoring and supplemental instruction
  • Identifies and shares resources to promote fiscal literacy and minimize student debt

TRiO Upward Bound

TRiO Upward Bound (UB) offers holistic programming to potential first-generation students from Azusa High School with the purpose of motivating and equipping participants with the skills to graduate high school and complete a program of postsecondary education. To achieve its mission, UB offers the following services:

  • Academic tutoring services to support participant completion of A-G coursework
  • Individual academic coaching centered on conversations regarding course selection, college admission requirements, financial aid options, and personal, educational, and career goals
  • Preparation for college entrance exams and state assessments
  • Student development workshops relating to financial aid, financial literacy, career exploration, college applications, study skills, time management, and self-advocacy
  • Exposure to college campuses and cultural events throughout the year
  • Informational meetings for participant guardians on postsecondary education options, college admission requirements, financial aid, and the first-generation experience
  • Six-week summer academic enrichment courses in English, math, science, and a foreign language, as well as recreational and personal development activities, to prepare them for the rigors of college