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2022 TRIO Upward Bound Summer Programs

EDI CARES is excited to offer free summer programming for students participating in TRIO Upward Bound Warriors EDGE. Meet new friends, improve your life skills, and explore new interests! All of our summer opportunities will take place at the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom campus so students will have the opportunity to experience life on a college campus, and meet college mentors and staff.

If you have any questions, please email the Associate Director of College Access, Bess Nuland at   Be sure to check out our other EDI CARES summer programs for more free enrichment opportunities this summer.

Upward Bound Warriors EDGE Summer Academy

Dates: July 6 - August 11
Open to freshman, sophomores, and juniors participating in the Upward Bound program

Each summer, Upward Bound Warriors EDGE students participate in a six-week academic enrichment program on the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom campus. Summer Academy allows high school students to experience the college environment while taking dynamic classes designed to engage students and prepare them for the rigor of college-level academics.

Summer Academy teaches core academic subjects using experiential and popular education models to create culturally relevant and diverse classes for students. This year topics include natural science with a focus on Polynesian Wayfinding and celestial navigation, English Literature focused on the Black experience in America and culturally integrated math and Spanish classes. In addition, students will have opportunities to participate in personal workshops, college visits, and cultural field trips.