Upward BoundUniversity of Rochester’s College Prep program “Be the change you wish to see in the world” -Ghandi
Why should I be interested in Upward Bound?• I’m thinking about going to college after graduating from High School.• I want to be part of a program that will prepare me for the PSAT, SAT, and the ACT’s to enhance my chances of getting into college.• I’ve always been interested in going to college, but I don’t know what to do to get there.• Some of my classes are difficult and I need some assistance.• I need someone to talk to.• My grades are good, but I’m worried that my SAT scores are not high enough to get into college.• I want to go to the University of Rochester.• My parents have never been to college and I want to be the first person in my family to attend.• My family doesn’t have enough money to send me to college.• The Upward Bound Program is FREE.
What are the benefits?• 6 week Summer Program at the University of Rochester.• Students can broaden their horizons by going on college tours, visiting college fairs, and attending various cultural activities and events.• Internships and shadowing opportunities with Doctors, Scientists, and Musicians.• PSAT, SAT, and ACT fees are waived.• Juniors going into their senior year can earn college credit during the Summer Program.• 11th and 12th grade Upward Bound Participants will receive a monthly stipend.• One time application process.
What are the requirements to apply?• Must be a U.S. citizen.• Must have legal documents from the Immigration and Naturalization service to verify his or her intent to become a permanent resident.• Filed taxes for 2012 and/or have a signed document stating that you receive free/reduced lunch.• Potential first generation college student. (Neither parents has graduated from a 4 year University/College)• Low-income individual.• Has a need for academic support.• At least 13 years of age and no older than 19 years of age.• 9th or 10th grader
College-Readiness Workshops Wilson students participate in a College Application workshop,facilitated by a Graduate Student at the Warner School of Higher Education at U of R
Science WednesdaysWilson Students make LED jewelry during one of the Science Wednesdays hosted by Upward Bound.
College Tours• Students visit Cornell University during the summer program and learn about the agricultural program
Cultural ExcursionsUpward Bound students Upward Bound students pose in the Eastman learn about the history of House photography
The George Eastman House Students attend a tour of the George Eastman House
Program Days Students participate in Upward Bound’s Annualcollege and career related Celebration Day: Families workshops are invited to celebrate student’s achievements
Senior DaysUpward Bound Seniors come to U of R to getextra help with college applications, financial aid, and interview skills.
Opportunity to go to Washington D.C
6-week Summer Program
Summer Classes!Classes such as Math, Science, Writing, and SAT prep will be offered
Hands-on Science Experience!
Art, theater, studentcouncil, and more!
Get Involved• Last summer, students helped the community by creating a beautiful mural in Genesee Valley Park!
Gain Public Speaking ExperienceDuring the summer program, students present their projects toan audience.