Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Winter 1998

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Jack L. McPherson

Second Committee Member

Joe Schomer

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


The purpose of this project was to develop a director's guide for involving parents or primary care-givers in the education of students from underrepresented populations enrolled in the Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) Upward Bound project. To accomplish this purpose, a review of current literature and research was conducted. Additionally, materials and related information from selected Upward Bound projects were obtained and analyzed.