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UNH's Upward Bound Program Sponsors Summer Food Program

June 24, 2009

Seventy-five high school students from the Seacoast and Manchester area will participate in UNH’s Upward Bound summer program, a federally funded program for low-income students.

Part of the U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO Programs, Upward Bound aims to help students realize their dream of going to college and have a successful experience once they get there. There are more than 700 Upward Bound programs in the country.

UNH has had an Upward Bound program since 1966. It is 100 percent funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

This year, UNH Upward Bound is sponsoring the USDA Summer Food Service Program for children administered by the NH Department of Education. Through this program, meals will be provided free to eligible participants regardless of color, race, sex, age, national origin or disability.

The Summer Food Service Program will significantly contribute to the cost of meals for all Upward Bound students since at least two-thirds of Upward Bound participants’ families meet federal low-income eligibility criteria.

Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA related activity should contact: USDA, director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W Washington, DC 20250-9410, (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TTY).

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