Upward Bound, Omak, Okanogan, Tonasket and Oroville!
What is Upward Bound?
Upward Bound is a federally funded academic support program that
prepares and motivates low-income, first-generation and
academically at risk high school students to successfully
pursue a college education. Upward Bound offers an academically
challenging year-round program, including tutorial services,
monthly workshops, a local and residential summer program, college
visitations, career advising, and assistance in applying for
financial aid and college admission.
Upward Bound Students at
the University of Puget Sound. Spring 2010
The Mission of WSU Upward Bound, Okanogan County is
TO GENERATE in program participants the skills,
motivation, and cultural competencies necessary to:
- Complete secondary education,
- Enter and succeed in post secondary education, and
- Contribute as citizen-leaders in their communities.
ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT AND SUPPORT
WSU Upward Bound-Okanogan Couty offers a diverse
curriculum, with both group experiences and
individualized academic counseling to support students in
reaching their academic goals. Saturday workshops, regular
specialty workshops, individual advising, tutoring and an
opportunity to particpate in various hands-on educational
experiences provide a rich and fun learning experience for UB
Putting Words to Work
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP
WSU Upward Bound - Okanogan County provides
opportunities for students to develop the community and leadership
skills that will help them to become citizen-leaders in their
2010 Litter clean up Project
Litter Clean up Project crew
CULTURAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Each year WSU Upward Bound participants have the opportunity
to choose, plan and experience a cultural/educational trip during
Spring break. Over the years, students have chosen to visit
various colleges throughout the state, the Museum of Glass in
Tacoma; State Capital in Olympia; the Indian Cultural Museum at the
University of Washington, the Total Music
Experience, and China town districts in Seattle...just to
name a few!
In past years, students have chosen to travel to the "Coast"
to check out the Music Experience, the Pike Street Market, the
Japaneese Gardens, Ride the Ducks, the Museum of Glass,
the Burke Museum, the University of Puget Sound, PLU,
WWU--and, of course, the supurb food available in the greater
Field trip to Seattle's Japaneese
Annual BIG TRIP-students wash
their hands at a Moroccan restraunt.
Students in Pioneer Square
Students prepare to "Ride the
FOCUSED SUPPORT FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Being a senior in high school is both exciting
and challenging at the same time. Trying to keep up with classes
and figure out how to get into college can make life very
stressful. Upward Bound provides help to seniors and their
parents to keep them on track, and to help them negotiate the
college applicaiton process--with less stress!
Types of assistance:
Information about college, financial aid ,
college entrance tests and more!
Drop-in advising at the UB office or at
Personalized advice and editing for college
Help in preparing and reigistering for
Financial aid and college admissions workshop for
parents and students
Help in obtaining SAT and ACT fee waivers (for
those who are eligible)
Workshops about choosing the right
college, money management, choosing a major, and
many other topics