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Upward Bound, with Dept. of Agriculture, Will Provide Free Summer Meals for Eligible Youth

HANCOCK, MI - This summer, from June 14 to July 15, 30 area high school students will experience the daily routines of college freshmen on the Finlandia University campus during a "mock college experience."

For more than two decades, this month-long experience has been a component of Finlandia's year-round Upward Bound (UB) program, which is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The summer residential program is intended to help prepare the youth for academic success and accustom them to the responsibilities of being on their own.

The Upward Bound high school students will live in the Finlandia residence hall, attend demanding daily classes, complete homework, meet new people, and, of course, eat three meals daily in Finlandia's cafeteria, the Mannerheim Café.

Food service during this summer's UB residential program is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for Children. As an SFSP sponsor, Finlandia's Upward Bound receives financial support for serving healthy meals and snacks to eligible summer participants.

For additional information about the Upward Bound program at Finlandia University, please contact Lee Luoto at 906-487-7286 or