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    University of Houston Downtown: Upward Bound Pre-College


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    • Session Length: Six Weeks, Other
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: College Application, Mentoring, Youth Outreach
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: Free
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Upward Bound began serving low income and first-generation college bound HISD students at the University of Houston-Downtown in 1980. This highly successful college based program includes rigorous academic instruction, tutoring, mentoring, counseling and cultural enrichment activities.

    Upward Bound is a Federally Funded Program. It is a free program for those candidates whose family income falls below a certain level, and it provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. Students should be considering pursuing post-secondary education after graduation.

    Upward Bound is "College Prep Ce?nt?ral."

    On Saturdays during the academic year and for six weeks in the summer we offer instruction in the basics, reading, writing, and math, STARR Assessment Test, plus tutoring in other subjects necessary for success beyond high school.

    Upward Bound is someone to ta???lk to.

    Adolescence is a tough time. Counselors, mentors and friends here help students to work through academic and personal issues.

    Like their students, many Upward Bound professionals had to overcome class, social, academic and cultural barriers to succeed in higher education. As a result, Upward Bound Staff members can effectively relate to their students and know how to motivate young people and adults in spite of the obstacles that often serve to discourage.

    Upward Bound is instant access to th??e college life.

    Upward Bound staff take students on college tours throughout the state and across the nation. They work with the student and their parents as a family to get them to the school of their choice.

    Upward Bound is preparing students for the rea??l world.

    With life skills courses, office work-study jobs, corporate and government field trips and trips to cultural events? at local theatres, museums and fairs, students learn how important a college education is to their quality of life.?