News Release
May 28 , 2002


Seventy high school students participating in Los Angeles Mission College's Upward Bound program this summer will not only receive a college-level education, but they'll be nutritionally fed in the process.

The students will receive two to three meals daily through the federal Department of Education's Summer Food Service Program, while taking part in the academic enrichment program from July 1 through August 2.

Mission College's Upward Bound program provides 70 low-income students from Kennedy, San Fernando and Sylmar high schools with an opportunity to be the first in their families to attend college. During the school year, students attend a series of academic workshops, visit colleges and take part in cultural activities. The summer portion of the program provides students with a real life college experience. Participating students take college-style courses and live on a college campus.

In the Mission College program, students will spend the first two weeks of the session at Mission's Sylmar campus. The program then moves to California State University, Northridge, where students will live in on-campus dorms for the next three weeks of the program. The final week features a tour of Northern California college campuses for Upward Bound students who will be seniors in the fall.

Meal locations for the summer program will be Mission College's Culinary Arts Institute and Geronimo's Cafeteria at CSUN.

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