Student Advisory Board



The Upward Bound Student Advisory Board (SAB) is comprised of peer-selected UB participants and provides an opportunity for elected representatives to develop personal leadership skills while working to develop the Upward Bound community.

Responsibilities of the elected SAB members may include, but not limited to:

  1. Leadership Development – Participate in various leadership development opportunities during the summer program and throughout the academic year.
  2. Mentorship – Serve as mentors for newly admitted students to the program. Model UB values and spirit, as well as serve as resource and guide as new students learn about UB programs and activities.
  3. Student Perspective on Program Development – Serve as student representatives/liaisons to UB administrative staff for program development and student issues for program improvement.
  4. Fundraising – Plan, organize, and facilitate UB fundraising activities to support Bridge student college textbook stipends, contributions to the Council for Opportunity in Education, TC & Staff Appreciation Days, and UB special events, as necessary.
  • Pella Pizza Ranch fundraiser
  • Dodgeball Tournament fundraiser
  • Iowa TRIO Student Leadership Conference
  • Reggie’s Sleepout for Central Iowa Youth Homelessness
  • Central College & Iowa State Basketball Game Concessions fundraiser
  • Present at UB Saturday workshops
  • Spring Leadership Retreat with Drake University student leaders and educational service project in Des Moines
  • Iowa TRIO Day at the Iowa State Capitol
  • Voted on & gave weekly UB Citizenship & Positivity Awards during Summer UB

2018-2019 Student Advisory Board Members

President: Henderson Huynh (East 12)

Vice President: McCayla Dahlberg (East 12)

Secretary: Susmita Wagle (Lincoln 12)

East Representatives: Nya Lual (12) and Pablo Rios (11)

Lincoln Representatives: Gaby Vazquez (12) & Autumn Pauley (11)

Hoover Representatives: Victoria Htoo (12) and Tina Luu (12)

Roosevelt Representatives: Leslie Delgado (10) and Amal Idris (12)

Oskaloosa High School Representatives: Maliyah Martin (12) & Joel Courtney (11)

North High School Representatives: Sarahi Villaseñor Hernandez (12) & Alizia Guzman (11)

Pella High School Representative: Elizabeth Sales (12)

E-B-F High School Representative: Hannah Van Steenwyk (12)

Bridge Representative: Taylor Deney

Advisor, Whitney Wagner, UB Coordinator

Upcoming SAB Events

October 23rd, 2018:  Iowa TRIO Student Leadership Conference at Iowa State University in Ames
November  9th, 2018:  SAB Leadership Retreat in Pella



Reggie’s Sleepout for Central Iowa Youth Homelessness



SAB members advocating for TRIO programs with state legislators during Iowa TRIO Day at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.



Focus group with Science Center of Iowa staff.



Service project preparing a youth Earth Day project at the Science Center of Iowa.



Leadership activity with Drake University student leaders.