The mission of the Idaho Association of TRIO Professionals is to be a catalyst in the state of Idaho for progressive initiatives that promote educational equity, access, and opportunity for traditionally marginalized student populations.
Idaho First-Generation Experience Summit
IATP was delighted to host the inaugural Idaho First-Generation Experience Summit on November 15th, 2022. The purpose of the event was to bring Idaho leaders together from government, institutions of higher education, and community partners to discuss the challenges first-generation students face and what can be done to address them. Attendees sat at round tables so people from around the state of Idaho could discuss solutions centered on presentations about financial struggles, successful institutional collaboration, and the Affordable Connectivity Program. The planning committee made sure there was a TRIO student at every table so their voice could be heard when education leaders were discussing solutions and all ideas were recorded by note takers for future conversations. Overall, the event was very successful and all participants were interested in continuing the conversation so that Idaho can better serve those who are first-generation.
During the Exploration class of the Boise State TRIO Upward Bound Summer Program, students put together a yearbook to capture their amazing experiences. This is the final product of the student driven project. Seven students took charge of taking and selecting photos of the many summer events, creating the overall design, and exercised their graphic
University of Idaho | Upward Bound Math-Science TRIO has been an inspiration since the day I joined as a sophomore in high school. It started to prepare me for college, but it turned into something so much more than that. During my time in the program, I have learned about careers and STEM opportunities that
University of Idaho | Upward Bound Math-Science When I moved to the mainland from Guam, one word that I knew, but perhaps didn’t truly understand, was the word “Opportunity.” However, I found that opportunity remained ambiguous despite finding myself in a location where possibility should have been abundant everywhere. It was not until ninth grade