UNH's Upward Bound Program Sponsors Summer Food Service

Contact: Denise Hart
UNH Media Relations

April 13, 2004

DURHAM, N.H.– UNH's Upward Bound program announces the sponsoring of the USDA Summer Food Service Program for Children administered by the state Department of Education. The Summer Food Service Program will significantly contribute to the cost of meals for all Upward Bound students.

Ninety high-school students from the Seacoast, Manchester, and North Country areas of New Hampshire have been selected to participate in UNH's Upward Bound summer program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. At least two-thirds of Upward Bound participants' families meet federal “low income” criteria. Meals will be provided regardless of color, race, sex, age, national origin or disability.

UNH's Upward Bound program is one of over 700 Upward Bound programs nationwide that assists eligible high school students with achieving their dreams of being successful in higher education. For more information, visit http://www.upwardbound.unh.edu/.