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​Quick Facts

  • 100% of project participants served during the project year continued in school for the next academic year at the next grade level.

  • 96% of participants served during the project year had a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a four point scale at the end of the school year.

  • 100% of seniors have graduated from secondary school with a regular secondary school diploma.

  • 96% of all current Lyndon Upward Bound participants in the 2020 Cohort enrolled in postsecondary education by fall term immediately following expected high school graduation.

  • 100% of all current and prior year UB participants, who at the time of entrance into the project had an expected high school graduation date in the school year, completed a rigorous secondary school program of study and graduated with a regular secondary school diploma.

  • 74% of the 2013 Cohort to matriculate to college attained an associate’s or bachelor’s degree within 6 years of high school graduation.

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WHO WE ARE

​MISSION AND PURPOSE

Lyndon Upward Bound at Northern Vermont University is one of the federally funded TRIO programs through the U.S. Department of Education and is committed to providing modest-income, first-generation college-bound students with the academic background, college preparatory experiences, and support needed to succeed in college immediately after high school. Our program works with 75 area high school students from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the North Country of New Hampshire. Participating students are required to meet one of the following criteria: they will be the first in their family to graduate from college, or they are from a low to moderate-income family. Two-thirds of our students must meet both of these requirements.

Upward Bound students spend six weeks of their summers on the campus of NVU-Lyndon. Our students have four hours of college preparatory course work during the mornings, three hours of volunteer work in our community each afternoon, and spend evenings engaged in a variety of activities designed to expand their educational opportunities and promote cultural and interpersonal growth to prepare them for post-secondary education. The curriculum includes academic instruction, personal mentoring, financial aid counseling, standardized test preparation, opportunities for college site visits, and assistance with college and financial aid applications. Each year, our program is accountable for meeting specific performance outcomes. This helps guarantee our student's success!

Meet The Staff!
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RICK WILLIAMS

DIRECTOR

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RYAN FAUCI

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
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KELSEA GOODROW

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
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PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS