Upward Bound is a program that helps you
during your high school years. It helps teens to see what else
they can do to pursue their dreams or careers, beyond high
school. I am also a part of the Upward Bound program. Upward
Bound is branched out by the Trio program, which is also related
to other organizations, such as Talent Search.
During the school year, Upward Bound has
meetings every week. Every other month, there is a Saturday
session in which all the Upward Bound members from your area
meet up and have a field trip. Upward Bound helps teens to
explore and grow. It gives teens advice and experiences, so when
itís time to leave for college it isnít such a hassle.
During the summer, we stay on campus at
Concord University and take classes to help us prepare for the
upcoming school year. After you graduate, you become part of the
Upward Bound ĎBridgeí program. The bridge program helps you take
care of your first semester of college. You also get help with
financial aid and housing situations. Also during the summer you
go on field trips every week, and a big field trip at the end of
the summer, like to a beach or an amusement park. The best part
of the whole thing is that you get paid for attending! Itís
truly an amazing program, and I would encourage anyone to join.