More than 50 recent high school graduates enrolled in a summer Upward Bound program at Colorado State University-Pueblo initiated a community service project while learning how best to make the transition to college.
The Martin Luther King Center and Museum received two days worth of lawn work and cleaning thanks to Upward Bound students. Upward Bound prepares students to graduate from high school, successfully enter college, and earn a four-year degree. The Martin Luther King Center and Museum documents historical contributions, present day activities, and future plans of the African-American citizens, while promoting cultural diversity among all people.
The Upward Bound program works with 80 students during the academic year and 55 in the summer component. Students enroll in a series of academic courses in Science, English, Spanish, Mathematics, and theatre, live in the residence halls, and learn how best to cooperate within a large group setting. Any student who attends Pueblo County, Central, Centennial, East, and South who are first-generation or low-income may contact Upward Bound at 549-2915 to discuss applying for the fall and spring programs.
Two groups of Upward Bound students and staff take a break from their work at the statue located at the Martin Luther King Center & Museum.