Services of Upward Bound Students

Academic Development: 

All UB participants will enroll in college preparatory curricula to set the stage for success in postsecondary education.  UB staff will provide individual and group advising to ensure that project participants enroll in courses that prepare them for college.  Ensure that each participant has taken courses mandated by the State of Arkansas:  English, Math, Science, Social Science, and Foreign Language.  Academic monitoring, mentoring, and leadership training will be provided on a regular basis.

Skill Set Instruction/Skill Set Saturdays: 

Skill Set Development instructions will give each participant specific skills needed to become college ready in English, Math, Writing and Reading, as well as life skills.  This process will encourage the participants to use the library and self-instructional material, to have higher self-confidence and to become independent learners.  These skill set instructions will help to ensure high performance on state standardized exams and high GPAs. Participants selected for skill set instructions attend UB two Saturdays each month.

Regular Workshop Saturday: 

All project participants will attend these enrichment workshops each month.   NWACC staff and community persons will conduct workshops addressing the needs of the participants as well as the parents.  Also cultural and social activities are planned on these Saturdays as well as college visits.  The UB staff will assist with financial workshops for both the participant and parents.

Summer Program:   

Project participants will attend an intensive six-week program that helps to ensure their success in postsecondary education.  All participants are required to attend.  During that six-week period work study will be offered to incoming senior.

An educational summer trip will be planned to give UB participants additional educational, social, and cultural experiences.  All rules for appropriate dress and behavior must be followed on this trip.  A Point System will be use to see who are eligible to make the trip.    

Classes offered in the summer program will be English, Math, Science, and any other that might be related to the theme of the summer program.  Also courses that will help us meet our program objectives.

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