Upward Bound works to stimulate interest in college among students of low-income families or families in which there is little history of college study. The program provides role models of college-educated students and academic assistance to prepare participants for the challenge of study beyond high school.
Students requesting an application must be entering the ninth or 10th grades and live within the Springfield City Schools geographical area.
During the school year, students are in weekly contact with Upward Bound staff members, including teachers and tutor-counselors, through classes, home visits, counseling sessions and tutorials. During the summer, students live on Wittenberg's campus for six weeks and participate in a variety of academic, cultural and social activities. After graduating from high school, students attend the summer "Bridge" program where they are given the opportunity to earn eight college credits from Wittenberg.
Written By: Ryan Maurer
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