Trio Upward Bound

Preparing high school students for a collegiate future.

Making sure you are prepped and prepared to enter college before you finish high school is the purpose of TRIO Upward Bound. As a participant in the program, you will be provided with opportunities to strengthen your academic skills so you will graduate with flying colors and be successful at the college level and in higher education pursuits beyond. Since 2007, TRIO Upward Bound has served high school students from low-income homes and families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. We have targeted our federal grant funding to prepare students from Basic Academy of International Studies and Chaparral, Eldorado, and Sunrise Mountain High Schools to BE UPWARD BOUND.


  • Saturday Classes
  • Summer College Preparation Academy
  • Academic Advising
  • After School Tutoring
  • Informative Workshops
  • Career Guidance
  • College/Cultural Tours
  • Mentoring
  • Parent Workshops and Activities
  • Assistance with College Applications
  • Assistance with the FASFA and Scholarship Searches

Interested in joining TRIO Upward Bound? Let us know!



Who can apply?

Parents & guardians play an important role

Assistance for the transition to college




The Nepantla Program is a competitive four-year commitment dedicated to empower first-generation college students through mentorship, academic skills, access to resources, community building, and professional success through self-discovery.

Our Principles of Self-Exploration and Empowerment

  • Purpose
  • Solidarity
  • Grit

Who Can Apply to Nepantla?

Any Clark County high school senior or graduate who will be a first time, full-time freshman at Nevada State College and who identifies as a first generation college student.

2023 Summer Bridge Dates

To Be Determined



NEPANTLA is made possible through funding by The Rogers Foundation.

The Rogers Foundation logo, which reads "Transforming Lives Through Arts & Education".