Upward Bound

Upward Bound @ Keene State College

229 Main StreetKeene, NH 03435-1801

(603) 358-2325

Official Website


Funded since: 1974

Student Served Annually: 94



  • Academic classes
  • Community service Learning
  • Clubs
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Group and individual counseling
  • Summer Bridge Program


Kristin Sweeney

Director of TRIO Programs

Laura Mielke

Assistant Director

Rebecca Richmond

Educational Counselor

Kyle Virgin

Educational Counselor

Beth Zinn

Senior Program Support

Academic Year

  • Career counseling
  • Financial aid counseling
  • College counseling
  • College visits
  • Weekend workshops
  • Reunions


  • 86% of participants achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a four-point scale at the end of the school year.
  • 73% of 12th grade students achieved at the proficient level on state assessments in Reading/Language Arts and math.
  • 98% of participants continued in school for the next academic year, at the next grade level, or graduated from secondary school with a regular high school diploma.
  • 86% of graduating students completed a rigorous secondary school program of study.
  • 82% of 12th grade students enrolled in a program of post-secondary education by the fall term immediately following high school graduation or received notification of acceptance and deferred enrollment until the next academic semester.
  • 62% of students who enrolled in a program of post-secondary education in Fall 2008 attained either an associate's or bachelor's degree within six years following graduation from high school.