Upward Bound program hosts 'Boston Tea Party' at SWOCC

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COOS BAY, Ore. -- Southwestern Oregon Community College is hosting a Boston Tea Party this weekend in support of the Upward Bound program.

The program is designed to help students overcome economic, social, and educational barriers to get them to college.

The fundraiser will be in the Empire Hall lobby at SWOCC and will offer tea, games and prizes.

One Upward Bound student we talked to from North Bend High has spent three years in the program.

"A lot of kids don't have the opportunity to go to college these days so it's very important that kids who don't have that opportunity can get involved in programs and have the ability to go and pursue this higher education because a lot of kids don't know what it takes to get into college, and it helps set them up for better success in their future," said Upward Bound student Carlie Paquette.

The fundraiser is this Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the lobby of Empire Hall at SWOCC.

All money raised will be used for education experiences and opportunities through Upward Bound.

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