Upward Bound

Upward Bound

The Upward Bound (UB) program is part of the TRIO group and is federally funded.  UB is for first generation to college and/or low income high school students at either EagleRidge High School or Klamath Union High School.
 
This is a pre-college preparation program which offers an array of services which include:
  • Tutoring on a weekly basis at both target schools
  • Workshops:
    • College application completion
    • SAT/ACT test preparation
    • FASFA (Federal Financial Aid) completion
    • OSAC (Oregon Scholarship application) completion
    • Oregon Promise application completion
  • Cultural Events to expose students to events that they may not otherwise be able to participate in
  • Educational Events to broaden the students knowledge
  • College visits to expose students to what is available in Oregon and bordering states

Interested? Apply Now!
Click here for the online application
Click here to download an application

Meet our Staff


Beth Stiller

Office Phone: 541-881-2264

Beth is a native of Klamath Falls, graduating from Mazama High School before making her way to Oregon State University where she majored in Human Resources and Industrial Relations with a minor in Psychology and Sociology.  A year after graduating she moved to Anchorage, Alaska and then Juneau where she worked as a lobbyist and then for an insurance agent.  She completed a Masters in Secondary Education through Grand Canyon University after returning to Klamath Falls, and worked for a private school for 13 years, the last 6 years in high school social science, journalism and yearbook.  In 2016 she became a Student Success Representative at Klamath Community College.  Where she worked in advising students, helping them stay on track for graduation, as well as working with local high schools to encourage students to be purposeful in their dual and college credit choices.
Beth enjoys helping students find their potential.  Her experience working with high school students to help them see the path to their future goals, and what education is necessary, makes for a smooth transition into the Director of the Upward Bound (UB) program.  She looks forward to working with the UB participants to share with them new cultural and educational experiences as well as helping them visit numerous colleges.
Her hobbies include running, reading and spending time with her grown and flown children.

“Education is life-long, making sure you enjoy your path to your future lies with you” – Beth Stiller

 


Karla B. Andrade

Office Phone: 541-880-2272

Karla was born and raised in the Klamath basin and after graduating a proud Viking at Mazama High School in 2010, decided she wanted to stay a Viking and went on to Portland State University where she majored in Communications and minored in Philosophy, graduating in June 2016.
She herself owes a TRiO program at PSU for her college success.
 
“I know how much help is needed to motivate people to go to college and succeed. I was the first in my family to go to college and was not a traditional student. I’m beyond thrilled to be working with students and helping them get ready and shine in college.”
 
Karla has had rigorous leadership trainings from across the country and has prior experience being an advisor in Portland. She looks forward to working with high school students to help them on their way to college. Karla is also bilingual and takes pride in having  strong community connections to the Latin population of Klamath Falls. Her hobbies include reporting, video making, and dancing.

“I believe that it’s all about giving back what you know to the newer generation. Education is all about learning and then giving back.”- Karla B. Andrade