Developing Lifelong Learners
LNESC Vancouver prides itself in providing one-on-one academic services to approximately 60 underrepresented youth across three target high schools: Evergreen High Schools, Fort Vancouver CIS and Heritage High School. The services include academic advising, free tutoring, career awareness, test preparation, college tours, and summer enrichment programs. We also assist participants in enrollment of rigorous courses like AP and Running Start. During the 2020-2021 academic year, LNESC Vancouver had 34 seniors graduate secondary school.
"Upward bound has helped me realize the type of college was best for me, and that I was able to get there in the first place. When I first joined the program, I thought I wanted to go to Seattle to go to school. I thought that a big school with big classes was what I liked, but after going on so many college visits, I realized that those schools were not my thing. If not for the program, I would be going to a school I would not like.”
-Anna, Class of 2021, Heritage High School, Washington State University Vancouver
"Upward bound has helped me overcome many things. Joining my first year of high school helped me keep track of everything and make sure I was completing my tasks. Having mentors and people that were there for me no matter the situation has always been helpful.”
-Jovany, Class of 2021, Heritage High School, Washington State University Vancouver