Upward Bound: a pre-college program

Upward Bound Programs

 

Academic Year  Summer Program  Bridge Program

 

Academic Year

 

Each school year, from September to May, Upward Bound staff provide students with the following services:

  • Academic tutoring and homework assistance
  • Academic progress monitoring
  • Individual counseling for academic or personal concerns
  • Academic improvement with college/university-level skills training
  • College and career exploration
  • Access to academic and cultural activities
  • Access to a variety of community involvement and service activities
  • College entrance exam preparation
  • College admissions, registrations and navigation
  • Assistance with financial aid and scholarship applications

Students meet with UB Education Specialists weekly on Saturdays for College Prep. In addition, Education Specialists meet with students at individual schools during the week as necessary.

 

students working on project

Saturday College Prep

Students meet every Saturday during the academic year for College Prep, which typically includes a study hall, individual and group tutoring, and specialized experiences.

Picture: Students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program work on their project during College Prep in October 2019.
students at movie screening

Cultural Activities

As often as possible, Upward Bound students are invited to participate in fun cultural activities in the Ogden/Davis community. These activities are intended to provide students opportunities they may not otherwise have without Upward Bound.
Picture: Attendees of a special screening of Back to the Future at Peery's Egyptian Theater in Ogden in November 2019.
students at festival of trees

Community Service

We invite students to participate in organized community service at least once per semester, and track their hours for future scholarships and college admissions, if needed.
Picture: Students on their annual visit to the Festival of Trees benefiting Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City in December 2019.
 
students and parents at table

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Each year, we work closely with our Senior class to procure financial aid and scholarships for college.
Picture: Senior students and their parents/guardians at Financial Aid Night in January 2014.
 
students at a college tour

College Tours & Visits

Upward Bound provides as many opportunities as possible for students to visit other Utah colleges and special events at those schools.
Picture: Our Juniors attended a tour of Utah State University in February 2017.
 
female students at table

SheTech

Female students interested in STEM are invited to attend the SheTech conference at Utah Valley University each year. This event is designed to highlight professional women in STEM careers and "activate, engage and inspire high school girls into STEM degrees and successful careers. This photo is from March 2017.
 

 

Summer Program

 

Upward Bound students are committed to participating in the six-week summer residential academic program during June and July each year. Week one is an academic, out-of-state field trip designed to visit colleges, participate in hands-on learning activities, explore different careers, and expand horizons.

The next 5 weeks is the residential portion of the summer. Students live on campus at Weber State University Monday-Friday and attend classes in math, science, English, foreign languages, and more. In addition, students participate in evening activities that include community service, team building, physical education, individual and group discussions, and social activities.

 

students at mount rushmore

Mount Rushmore

South Dakota 2019
students posting before San Francisco bridge

San Francisco

California 2018
students in front of San Diego sign

San Diego

California 2017
students in front of giant rock at beach

Cannon Beach

Oregon 2016
students in front of Universal Studios Sign

Los Angeles

California 2014

 

Bridge Program

 

Upward Bound provides a bridge from high school to college for all senior students. During the academic year, Bridge students are guided through college admissions, registration, scholarships, financial aid, and continued skill-building to ensure their success at entering and completing a post-secondary degree.

Following graduation from high school, Bridge students are enrolled in summer college courses specifically designed to introduce them to the rigor required for success in college. These courses are provided at no cost to students through the federal grant. Bridge students are guided by a coordinator who provides academic counseling and general aid in preparing for college.

The Office of Access & Diversity at Weber State provides additional college access and first-year transition programs for low-income and first-generation college students like ours.

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WSU UB Bridge 2020 students