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Area students participate in Upward Bound at New Mexico State University

Forty students from the Gadsden and Las Cruces school districts will participate in New Mexico State University's Upward Bound Program this summer.


re 12 participants in the program's bridge component, which helps students make the transition from high school to college. Participants are recent high school graduates who have been in Upward Bound throughout high school. They are enrolled half-time in Summer Session I at New Mexico State from May 20 to June 27 and will complete a four-week campus internship during that time.

Twenty-eight high school students will be in Upward Bound's six-week academic component from June 1 to July 11. Students will take courses in English, math, science, art, foreign languages and computer science. All participants live on campus and participate in a variety of cultural, educational and recreational activities.

New Mexico State's Upward Bound Program is a federally funded, year-round academic program that serves low income, first generation students attending Gadsden and Las Cruces high schools. The program works to generate the skills and preparedness needed to be academically successful in college. Participants receive academic and career advising, ACT and SAT preparation, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction during both the academic year and in the summer.