Photo of Upward Bound students dissecting fish.

Upward Bound

College prep for high school students who live in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Upward Bound is a federally-funded TRIO program from the US Dept of Education. Area high school students get exceptional support as they prepare to attend the college or university of their choice.

Upward Bound is funded to serve 63 students in the Eagle County and Lake County area. Participants enter during their 9th or 10th grade year and learn how to achieve academic excellence and how to be involved in their community, as they prepare for post-secondary education.

Upward Bound participants are expected to:

  • Maintain a “C” or better in high school;
  • Attend all Upward Bound meetings at their high school;
  • Participate in the experiential Saturday event each month; and,
  • Attend the intensive 6-week summer academic program where they will live in the resident hall at CMC in Leadville.

Upward Bound participants will receive:

  • Tutoring
  • Specialized Course Instruction
  • Mentoring
  • Career Counseling
  • College Exploration
  • ACT Test Preparation
  • College Financial Aid Counseling
  • Up to $40.00 a month for full participation

Please contact your local CMC-Upward Bound office for more information:

Debi Martinez-Brun
Program Director
Edwards Campus
150 Miller Ranch Road
Edwards, CO 81632
970-569-2948 office
970-309-3508 cell
Acacia Fike-Nelson
Program Coordinator
Leadville Campus
901 South Highway 24
Leadville, CO 80461
719-486-4393 office