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  • Youth Development Programs

    Agency: Central College


    CENTRAL COLLEGE UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM is designed to encourage participants to pursue post secondary education. It includes a six week summer program and a follow-up program during the regular school year. In the summer, students take classes designed to increase their skills and knowledge in key content areas needed for success in college. Older students may take some classes for college credit. High school credit may be earned in some circumstances. Field trips and cultural and social activities are provided. Tutoring is provided for any student and required for those earning less than a C in any academic course

    CENTRAL COLLEGE TALENT SEARCH PROGRAM is a program designed to encourage and motivate participants to pursue post secondary education. Career, financial aid, academic, and personal counseling is provided. Information on post secondary institutions, college applications, financial aid, career possibilities, course selection, ACT and SAT preparation, and study skills is available. Funds are available for tutoring and travel expenses to visit a post secondary institution. Field trips and cultural events are offered. Must be at least 12 years old and have potential for success in post secondary education

    • Central College
      Admin Assistant: (641) 628-7677
      Fax: (641) 628-5912
      Toll-Free: (800) 527-4047
      812 University Street
      Pella, IA 50219

    Agency: Central College

    Languages Available: English, other languages available upon request

    Fees: None. Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound are federally funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Education, there is no cost to participants.

    Intake: Students referred by counselors, educators, parents, or adult community members apply, are screened for eligibility, and selected for participation in ETS in the fall and Upward Bound in the spring of each academic year.

    Eligibility: Call for details, first generation college students, family with income below 150% of poverty guideline, must be citizen or permanent resident.

    Documents Required: Call for details

    Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

    Areas Served:
    • Polk County
    • Mahaska County
    • Jasper County
    • Marion County
    • Lucas County
    • Keokuk County
    • Monroe County
    • Wapello County
    • Davis County

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