The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in preparation for college success. The program serves high school students from low-income families, as well as students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree.

Talent Search

Talent Search is designed to assist youth who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to middle and high school students and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. 


Trio Kickoff Event

Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Lake-Sumter State College and the Educational Opportunity Programs department is excited to kick off a new school year and celebrate our Upward Bound and Talent Search program students! You are invited to two special events on September 12th. The first event is a drive-through pickup of program packets and supplies, plus some surprises. After you RSVP, you will receive a confirmation email with your assigned LSSC campus for pickup. Second, at 3:00pm, we will have a virtual Orientation on Zoom for all students where we will share important information about the upcoming year.

Please contact Kirsten Gamboa at GamboaK@lssc.edu or (352) 323-3606 with any questions about the events.

We hope that you’re able to join us! After you RSVP at the link below, we will send you additional details and the Zoom link by email.


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