Tyson Rose (M.Ed. 2011) was selected as the Upward Bound program director, UMass Amherst. Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program that serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
As program director Rose will work with the High School of Commerce in Springfield and Springfield High School to develop, implement and manage educational programs for low income, first-generation college bound students. These services consist of, but are not limited to, an intensive summer residential academy, year-round tutoring, advising, after-school programs, test preparation, assistance with college and financial aid applications, cultural trips, college visits, career exploration, and leadership development.
Rose recently worked for the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) as a graduate assistant organizing and facilitating various workshops and trainings to support and assist UMass Amherst students in their academic trajectory. He is a former Upward Bound tutor/mentor and is very enthusiastic to give back to a program that laid a foundation for his educational success.