Upward Bound - What Do You Do?
During the summer, Upward Bound students live on the campus of Wittenberg University for six weeks and participate in a variety of academic, social, and cultural activities. During their regular school year, Upward Bound students are in weekly contact with Upward Bound staff members including teachers and tutor-counselors through classes, home visits, counseling sessions, and tutorials. Upward Bound students come to the Wittenberg campus at least one night a week for tutorial assistance in their high school subjects. These tutoring sessions are conducted by Wittenberg students. In addition, students receive intensive academic, personal and career counseling as well as attend basic skills classes during the week. Juniors and seniors visit college campuses and receive guidance as part of their college selection and application process. Upward Bound students also participate in recreational activities such as swimming, softball, volleyball, and ping-pong. For cultural enrichment, Upward Bound students visit museums, attend plays, concerts, and recitals and go on educational field trips. A total of ninety students participate in the program year-round.