Hayleigh’s Upward Bound!

When Hayleigh (pictured left below) joined Upward Bound in high school, she thought it was “just another program” her mom wanted her to join. Now whenever she hears that UB is coming to visit her UW-River Falls campus, she insists on talking with their students. That’s because she knows that Upward Bound can help make college dreams come true.

An outspoken, candid young woman, majoring in Marketing Communications, Hayleigh says that “without this program bringing the students to tour colleges, I would have never found my dream school.” These tours gave Hayleigh an inside look at college life that she never would have experienced otherwise. Plus, her advisers were eager to help her decide where to apply. “Dorothy and Brooke… had all the answers to my questions and were there for me my whole high school career,” she says. These “helpful and educated role models” and all the other “amazing people” she met in UB ignited Hayleigh’s passion for the journey ahead.

“I hope to one day get a great job in Marketing Communications and make enough money to travel the world,” she says. She’s well on her way to accomplishing BOTH of those goals. She’ll be earning her bachelor’s degree soon – but not before starting her world travels in a study abroad program!

Congratulations, Hayleigh! Send us pictures of your travels!