TRIO Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound

The Front Range Community College TRIO Upward Bound (UB) Program is a supportive learning community. We help Westminster High School students and their families navigate educational and career pathways. TRIO Upward Bound is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and serves 60 students annually.

You can apply to TRIO UB if:

  • You are a student at Westminster High School
  • You are a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • You can demonstrate academic need with potential for success
  • You meet at least one of the following criteria:
  1. You are a first generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor degree)
  2. You meet income eligibility requirements as determined by federal guidelines.
  1.  Learn about the program and time commitments
    • Complete an interest form with your assigned counselor or Future Center staff.
    • Speak with Upward Bound staff via phone or during office hours.
    • Attend an information session.
  2. Complete application. Application currently under construction. For more information on how to apply, feel free to contact us.
  3. Complete interview and recommendation forms

We accept applications on an ongoing basis. Applicants may be placed on a waiting list until space is available.

TRIO Upward Bound participants engage in an academic learning community during the school year at Westminster High School and during the six-week Summer Academy at Front Range Community College. All activities focus on exposing students to various career and college pathways while enhancing academic, financial and leadership skills.

During the school year, Upward Bound offers Alpha Lab multiple days per week for tutoring and Wolfpack Wednesdays for community building and group activities. During the year, participants take advantage of working directly with faculty at Front Range Community College to enhance their skills.

Some benefits of participating in TRIO Upward Bound include but are not limited to the following:

Individualized coaching

  • Assistance with high school and college course selection
  • Personalized guidance with academic, leadership, and life skills development

Academic preparation and college readiness

  • Access to individual tutoring and study groups
  • Support with completing rigorous high school course work

Exposure to college and career pathways

  • Engage in college campus and career industry presentations and tours
  • Increase self-awareness through activities to understand strengths and interests

Expand financial decision-making skills

  • Develop understanding of financial aid, scholarships and application processes
  • Improve money and credit management skills

Engage in fun enrichment activities

  • Exposure to social and cultural activities
  • Opportunities to participate in service projects

Build social networks

  • Develop network of peers that are seeking similar opportunities in life
  • Increase professional network through TRIO connections

Weekly Activity Schedule

Mindful Monday:

Morning Session, 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Join Here

Afternoon Session, 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Join Here

TRiO Cafe

Morning Session
Tuesdays - Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Join Here

Afternoon Session
Tuesdays - Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Join Here

Wednesday Community Session

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Join Here

Saturday Community Session

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Join Here


Contact Us
Koreeña Montoya, Program Director

(303) 436-1588 | Email
Office L277