Sandburg Upward Bound Summer Open House July 6

  Aaron Frey
  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 11:10 AM
  Campus News

Galesburg, IL

Carl Sandburg College will host an open house for students involved in TRIO Upward Bound from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 6 in the Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery, Building D on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. This public event provides an opportunity to meet Upward Bound students and learn about their experiences in the program.

Twenty-eight Sandburg Upward Bound students have worked this summer on academic projects including robotics, forensic science and building skills in areas of math, composition, literature and German. Additionally, 15 Upward Bound Scholars have been involved in summer internships with various Knox County businesses and organizations. Six recent graduates are enrolled in summer courses through Upward Bound at Sandburg as part of its Summer Bridge program.

“This is my 17th summer program with Upward Bound, and this year’s participants have really put forth one of the best efforts I can remember,” said Tony Bentley, TRIO Upward Bound director at Sandburg. “They have demonstrated the dedication and desire to better themselves through the summer break and have only reaffirmed why they were chosen as Upward Bound Scholars.”

Upward Bound is a federal program through TRIO that is designed to help low-income, first-generation high school students excel in secondary and postsecondary education. Sandburg was first awarded a TRIO Upward Bound grant in the fall of 1999. Upward Bound serves students who attend Abingdon-Avon, Galesburg, Knoxville and ROWVA high schools. The grant is 100 percent funded in the amount of $270,375 annually through the US Department of Education.

Upward Bound provides educational, cultural and social services to program participants throughout the year. Students are provided information and advising in various academic skills as well as in the areas of postsecondary education and career exploration. During the summer, students are provided instruction in math, lab science, foreign language and composition and literature. Students have available resources such as laptops, calculators and stipends in addition to the opportunity to participate in various program trips and activities. For more information on the program, application or selection process, call 309.341.5268.

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