LSSC’s Educational Opportunity Programs hosts two federal TRIO programs to promote success in high school, enrollment in a college or university, and postsecondary degree attainment. The Upward Bound and Talent Search TRIO programs increase the success rates of middle and high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds through tutoring, career development, college assistance, financial assistance, and culturally-enriching field trips.

Upward Bound

The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which students from low-income families; and from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree, complete high school and enroll in and graduate from postsecondary education.

The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its middle school and high school participants encouraging them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education.