Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A retrospective study on the Latinos/as experience in the Upward Bound program in Ventura County
by Mendez, Rosa M., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 55; 1499275
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact and benefits of the TRIO's Upward Bound program on first generation low-income Latino students in Ventura County directly from the participants. The goal is to provide in-depth information about the impact on college bound on Latinos. A total of 12 Latino/a participants that graduated from the Upward Bound program were interviewed. Six of the participants were male and six of the participants were female.

This study's participants attributed the Upward Bound program for their successful transition to college. These participants' suggested that Latino/a students can reach high potential academically with positive support from their families, friends, mentor's, and college bound programs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1499275
ISBN: 978-1-124-85768-8
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