The Upward Bound Academic Year Program
The Academic Year Program consists of the fall/winter session (September - December), and the spring session (January - June), held throughout the school year. These sessions may include some of the following activities:
Workshops on a variety of topics such as personal development and academic survival skills for high school and college;
One-on-one academic and personal counseling sessions;
Introduction or tutoring in English, math, foreign language, and science;
College planning assistance and campus visits, field trips, live performances, on-campus activities, etc.
Financial aid planning
Scholarships and grants information
SAT testing and Fee Waivers
The Upward Bound Summer Program
The summer session runs from July through August. The Upward Bound Summer Program begins the first week of July, and consists of a residential component.
A residential college component is held at the SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, New York. The residential college experience involves living in a college dorm (residence hall) at the SUNY Buffalo State Campus from Sunday afternoon through Friday evening, beginning the first week of July and ending mid August (exact dates vary by year). This gives our students an opportunity to really get a feel for the college experience while still in high school.
The Upward Bound summer program offer the following types of academic and cultural activities field trips (Friday), internships, on-campus activities, community service, etc; workshops on a variety of topics such as personal development and academic survival skills; English, foreign language, math, and science classes held Monday - Thursday.
Upon completion of the Upward Bound Summer, our students are rewarded with a celebration in their honor, at the Annual Awards Banquet.
The Upward Bound Bridge Program
Upward Bound offers a summer Bridge program to several of its high school graduates to increase both college going-rates, and the likelihood of post-secondary persistence and success. The Bridge program is the final Upward Bound component in which seniors can participate.
Upward Bound Bridge students are enrolled into two freshmen level college courses at SUNY Buffalo State for which they will earn six-college credits. In addition, Bridge students may opt to participate in a paid internship program. The Upward Bound Program pays all summer fees for Bridge students. These include tuition, room, board, equipment, recreation and other fees pertaining to tuition.
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