Upward Bound to host area students for Trio Day conference

Author: Kyle Chamberlin


The Upward Bound program at the University of Notre Dame will host students and parents from the local community on campus March 10 (Saturday) for a conference titledTrio Scholars Embracing the Future.In celebration of national Trio Day, which honors first-generation and low-income students who have successfully achieved a higher education, the leadership workshop will feature a keynote address by former state Sen. Cleo Washington.

High school and college students, including participants in Notre Dames Upward Bound program along with students from Purdue University Calumet, IndianaUniversity-Purdue University Fort Wayne, IndianaState University, Vincennes University, IndianaUniversity-Purdue University Indianapolis, the Robinson Community Learning Center and the 21 st Century Scholars program, will attend with their parents.

Representatives from the offices of U.S. Rep. Joseph Donnelly of the 2nd District ofIndiana, South Bend Mayor Steve Luecke, and Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will be present at the conference.

In addition to the address by Washington, a Notre Dame Upward Bound alumnus, activities will include a college fair, an awards luncheon and workshop sessions designed to help students and their parents embrace college life and their future. All events will take place on campus at McKenna Hall, with the college fair beginning the day at 8:30 a.m. Registration information and a detailed itinerary are available on the Web at http://www.nd.edu/~upbound/TRiO%20DAY.html .

A federally funded Trio initiative for enhancing postsecondary educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged young people, Notre Dame Upward Boundhas been serving students from the South Bend Community School Corporation since 1966. Other Trio programs at Notre Dame include Educational Talent Search and the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program.

* Contact: * _Alyssia Coates, 574-631-5669, acoates@nd.edu

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