Program Components

Upward Bound students at the zoo

Academic Year Component

Throughout the academic year and summer component, mathematics, science, language arts, and foreign language classes are taught to provide academic enrichment for all program participants. Additionally, students take an enrichment course that focuses on topics such as financial aid, scholarships, resume writing, choosing a college major and/or career, ACT/SAT preparation, and study skills. This enrichment course, as well as various cultural, educational, and recreational program-sponsored activities, focuses on to building life skills such as relationship building, leadership, communication, and etiquette.

Summer Component

During the summer component of Upward Bound, students participate in a six-week enrichment institute. During these six weeks, students take core-subject classes, electives, attend program-sponsored career day, and college fair events, and college visits. Eligible graduating seniors participate in the Upward Bound Bridge Program which affords them the opportunity to take actual college courses at The Ohio State University for six (6) hours of transferable college credit. The Upward Bound Program is a great opportunity for young people to enhance their academic abilities, set short-term and long-term goals, and go to college!