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Upward Bound participants Wyatt Fullerton (PCS), Brianna Roper (PCS), Angel Hoffman (PCS), Emma Beckley (QHS) Elyssa Glib (QHS), Gavin O’Reilly, Evelyn Thielman-Gifford (PCS), Ruth Barrett (PCS), Haley Blackburn-Brown (IVA), and Upward Bound Advisor Patty Llamas pose for a picture in from of the college sign after touring the University of Nevada Reno campus.  Photo submitted 

Upward Bound takes high school students to tour colleges

A group of high school Upward Bound participants from throughout Plumas County seized the opportunity to tour regional colleges this spring when Upward Bound organized two Saturday field trips.  Upward Bound is a college preparation program administered by Feather River College and hosted on all public high school campuses throughout Plumas.

The spring field trips afforded students not only the opportunity to tour colleges, but also to participate in cultural activities.  For the first of the two field trips students toured the University of Nevada Reno, ate in campus dining and engaged in Earth Day activities hosted by college students on the UNR campus.

The second of the Upward Bound spring field trips took students to Truckee Meadows Community College where they toured the campus and learned about the specialized programs offered at TMCC.  In addition to the TMCC campus tour, students also went out to eat Chinese food and visited the Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary while in the Reno area.  These all-day trips were designed to give students the opportunity to see college campuses and programs first hand, while also broadening their cultural/educational experiences.  Touring colleges and meeting students on each campus allow students to envision their own college journey and informs their planning in high school.

Upward Bound holds weekly lunch meetings on all high school campuses throughout Plumas County. In addition, participants in the Upward Bound program participate in a six week summer program on the Feather River College campus, culminating in an out of area trip tour of colleges.  For more information, and to get an application for your student to join visit: www.frc.edu/upwardbound


Upward Bound participants Skylar Carlson (IVA), Kailey Blackburn-Brown (IVA), Wyatt Fullerton (PCS), Haley Blackburn-Brown (IVA), Gavin O’Reilly (PCS), Evelyn Thielman-Gifford (PCS), Angel Hoffman (PCS), Elyssa Glib (QHS), Landin Minor (PCS-Chester), Cyrus Stevens (PCS) and Upward Bound Advisor Patty Llamas pose for a picture in from of the college sign after touring the Truckee Meadows Community College campus.  Photo submitted
Upward Bound participants Evelyn Thielman-Gifford and Angel Hoffman observe the fox at the Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary. Photo submitted


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