Services of Upward Bound Students
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 and 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 also be provided on a regular basis.
Skill Set Instruction/Skill Set Saturdays:
Skill Set Development gives each participant specific skills needed to become college ready in English, Math, Writing and Reading, as well as life skills. This process encourages the participants to use many hands on techniques, multi-faceted approaches, to have higher self-confidence, and to become independent learners. These skill set instructions help to ensure high performance on state standardized exams and improved GPA.
Regular Workshop Saturday:
All project participants are offered enrichment workshops each month. NWACC faculty, staff, and community members will conduct workshops addressing the needs of participants. Also cultural and social activities are planned on these Saturdays as well as college visits. The UB staff can also assist with financial workshops for both the participants and their parents.
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 5 weeks include taking classes in a college atmosphere here at the NWACC main campus in Bentonville. Classes offered in the summer program are varied but a core is always offered of English, Math, Language and Science.
All students who satisfactorily complete presented goals during the Academic year as well as the Summer Program are eligible for the educational summer trip. This is planned to give UB participants additional educational, social, and cultural experiences by exposing them to culture and broadening their horizons.
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