Upward Bound is a post secondary education preparatory
program. We focus on academics using a holistic, well-being approach.
We provide enrichment classes, tutoring, counseling and career planning.
We also offer a small monetary stipend rewarded on the basis of the students
G.P.A. Our two main criteria for eligibility are income and if the
student is the first generation in his/her family to aspire to go to college.
four main components to Upward Bound.
School visits, Saturday College, Summer College and the College
During the school year we conduct weekly visits in the high schools
each Upward Bound student. Saturday College runs from October to
May (not including January) during the first Saturday of each
month. Students come to campus where they attend classes in the morning and are exposed to fun and cultural activities in the afternoon. Summer College is much the same although
considerably more extensive. During that time the students live
the UVM dorms five days a week for five weeks. The week
after Summer College, begins the College Tour when students visit
colleges. For example, in 2010 we traveled to New Hampshire and
visited UNH, Plymouth State College, Keene State and Dartmouth college.
During Saturday College, Upward
Bound students meet at the UVM campus on the first Saturdays of October,
November, December, February, March, April and May. Saturday College
runs from 9:00 am until 3:45 pm. In the morning Students participate
in academic enrichment classes such as math, languages, science, English
and social studies. The afternoon is filled with cultural and fun
activities in addition to informational sessions. Periodically, SAT
exams are administered to provide students the opportunity to practice
taking the exam.
During the summer, thirty Upward Bound
students will live on UVM's
campus for classes, and other fun and enriching activities. Summer College
offers an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning. Themes
are explored, incorporating the various subjects of math, science, and
language. Emphasis is placed, throughout all Upward Bound academic
offerings, on thinking skills and problem solving.
This program has many benefits. Some of
- Experiencing life for six weeks on a college campus
with full room, board and supervision.
- Studying with teachers who are interested in you and
- Traveling and participating in cultural and recreational
- Discovering yourself, your abilities, and possibilities
for the future.
- Receiving instructional, tutorial help and college
counseling throughout the year.
Amount of Budget = $234,624
Salaries and Benefits = $145,000
Summer College = $51,000
Summer College Tour = $6,600
Stipends = $10,000
Internships = $6,000
Transportation = $11,500
Miscellaneous = $5,000
Total Expenses = $235,100
Over budget by $476
|A young traveler was passing through a rocky
and barren desert when a voice spoke to him, "Pick up some pebbles, put
them in your pocket, and tomorrow you will be both happy and sad.
The young man picked up a handful of pebbles and
put them in his pocket. The next morning when he reached into his
pocket, he found that the pebbles had turned into diamonds, rubies and
emeralds. He WAS both happy and sad. He was happy that he
gathered some of the pebbles but sad because he had not gathered more.................And
so it is with education.