Message From Our Director

We are excited to announce our 40th annual Upward Bound Summer Program at Colorado State University.  We are proud of our summer program because it is an integral part of Upward Bound’s college success philosophy.  As you may know, Upward Bound students who attend the summer program improve their academic skill base and habits, become comfortable on a college campus, and learn to face their fears by trying new things.  More importantly, Upward Bound students who complete the summer program are more likely to go to college.

The summer program is an opportunity available to only those students who have shown a commitment to their education by completing the academic year requirements.  Through your commitment, you have earned a summer program experience valued at over $1000.  Therefore, we expect a high degree of performance and are prepared to provide a high degree of support, information, instruction, and of course, fun! We take student safety and accountability very seriously during the summer and employ an in-depth Behavior Policy to help the Upward Bound student participants make healthy decisions.  Additionally, we know that transportation is a limiting factor for many of our student’s families, so we provide transportation to and from CSU during the summer program.  You can view the Transportation Schedule and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

The summer program offers a tremendous opportunity for learning, growth, and enjoyment.  It also requires a strong commitment from the student to put full effort into the experience.  We like to work hard and play hard!

We look forward to growing with you this summer!


Lucia Delgado

Director, College Access