In response to COVID-19 school closures, TRIO Upward Bound distributed Chromebook laptops and iPads for students to use for the remainder of the school year. The laptops and iPads were used for program services, so are being reallocated to support students during school closures and while TRIO Upward Bound services continue online. TRIO Upward Bound at the U of M serves students in four Minneapolis high schools. Tricia Wilkinson, TRIO Upward Bound director, distributed the Chromebook laptops along with calculators, writing utensils, notebooks, cleaning wipes, and hand sanitizer.
“We will continue to reach out to students and meet their needs so they can be holistically academically prepared,” says Wilkinson.