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At CU Upward Bound, students consistently work on building what we call Survive and Thrive Toolkits for postsecondary success. The idea is simple: it takes many resources, skills, concepts and networks to survive and thrive in college, so our students will collect all of those tools in one place. Each year they are in the program, students will add new tools to their toolkits (ranging from useful websites, to college mentors, to financial literacy skills and more) in their Native Pathways courses. This way, when they step onto college campus for the first time, they will know that they are not alone and not without resources. 

Many of the resources here are made possible by CUUB's partnership with the American Indian College Fund and their Native Pathways to College program, as well as CUUB's affiliation with the Transition to College program from Families in Schools.

Be sure to visit the College Fund website for even more excellent college preparatory resources.

Learn more about the resources and engagement programs offered by Families in Schools

  • Through partnership with the American Indian College Fund, we offer our CUUB families some resources that can make the transition to college a much easier process. You can download the Native Pathways Guidebook to help with this journey. The guidebook is also used in CUUB college prep classes throughout the summer. 
  • Click on the links below to download high school tips and checklists, courtesy of the American Indian College Fund's Native Pathways program.

  • Finding help at home
    There are certainly other organizations that can offer support, but download our mental health resources list for a helpful starting point. We will be updating this list periodically.
  • Summer support on campus
    During the Summer Academic Institute, CUUB offers all of its participants free counseling sessions through its partnership with the Raimy Psychology Clinic. See our mental wellness page for more information.