Required Weekly Study Session
- Every Tuesday
- From 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club
Transportation is provided.
What does Upward Bound Provide?
- Tutorials and Study Skills Training
- Interest and Career Exploration
- Academic and Personal Counseling
- Self Leadership Training and Goal Setting
- Cultural Enrichment
- College Exploration, Application, and Financial Aid Assistance
- Six-week summer residency program (one high school elective credit awarded)
- 9th through 11th grade students from Eau Claire North and Memorial high schools.
- Students whose families meet income guidelines (as determined by the U.S. Department of Education) or are from a family in which neither parent has graduated from a four-year college.
- Students who have been identified as having the potential for success in postsecondary education - college, university, professional or technical school. Students need not have received especially high grades in school to initially qualify.
- After filling out an application and establishing eligibility, two recommendations from adults and an interview are required. Students must show a willingness to make a commitment to participate throughout high school until graduation and to keep Upward Bound notified of post-secondary progress.
What is expected of participants?
The student's continued commitment to the goal of a post-secondary education is expected to ensure personal achievement and the success of the overall program. Upward Bound students must attend weekly study sessions and a monthly activity during the school year. Summer residency requirements include attending class, tutorials, and enrichment activities during the six-week program while living on campus. All participants are expected to follow the rules and policies of the Upward Bound program.