Fairfield University Upward Bound Program 2018

Senator Tony Hwang inspires Bridgeport Upward Bound Students

Sen. Tony Hwang on July 17 visited with Bridgeport High School students participating in the Fairfield University Upward Bound program. The federally funded educational support and mentorship program provides low income and potential first-generation college students with the tools necessary to access postsecondary education as full participants leading to academic success.

“As someone who personally participated in the Upward Bound as a teen, I know this program’s value,” Sen. Hwang said.  “The program helps improve academic performance, motivation levels, and self-confidence of students so that they reach their ultimate goal of achieving a college degree.  I commend Fairfield University on being a leader in supporting students as they push beyond barriers to college access. This visit was inspiring. I appreciate the opportunity to talk with the students and to urge them to keep working hard in pursuit of their goals.”

Rony Delva, Executive Director for the Fairfield University Upward Bound Program, added, “Our students and staff were delighted to welcome Senator Tony Hwang, a long time supporter and friend of the Upward Bound Program at Fairfield University. Tony's words of encouragement and positive message resonated well with our students.  As a former Upward Bound student, Tony understands our mission which is to prepare college bound students for a brighter future.

All Upward Bound activities and services are provided at no cost to the students and their families.

*Sen. Hwang represents Connecticut’s 28th Senatorial District which includes Fairfield, Easton, Weston, Westport, Newtown and Sandy Hook.  He can be reached at 800-842-1421 and at Tony.Hwang@cga.ct.gov. On the web: www.SenatorHwang.com.

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