TRIO Program in full swing
Just as UW-Green Bay TRIO staffers said farewell to more than 80 middle and junior high school students, the main thrust of their summer began with the arrival of almost 100 high school students. Funded by a federal grant aimed at encouraging low-income and first-generation high school students to attend college, these students live on campus for six weeks, taking classes taught by UW-Green Bay professors and other teachers from throughout the area. TRIO at UW-Green Bay hosts two programs: Upward Bound, which serves high school students from the Green Bay schools of East, West, and Preble; and the Regional Center for Math and Science, serving students from 20 high schools throughout Wisconsin and from Minneapolis and Detroit. For the students, the month-and-a-half summer program is part of a year-long process of tutoring, mentoring and advising. The goal is to assist these students to succeed academically in achieving a degree from a four-year university. Upward Bound encourages you to please welcome these students if you see them on campus… they may very well be a UWGB Phoenix in the near future!