Sandburg Upward Bound Summer Open House July 5

  Aaron Frey
  Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:01 PM
  Campus News

Galesburg, IL

Carl Sandburg College will host an open house for students involved in TRIO Upward Bound from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 5 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 participants have taken an academic course load this summer that includes robotics, chemistry, mathematics, Spanish and composition and literature. Additionally, 12 Upward Bound Scholars who are rising seniors have been involved in summer internships with various Knox County businesses and organizations, and six recent graduates are enrolled in summer courses at Sandburg through the Upward Bound Summer Bridge program.

“This is my 19th 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 TRIO program through the U.S. Department of Education 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 65 students who attend Abingdon-Avon, Galesburg, Knoxville and ROWVA high schools. The grant is 100 percent funded through the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $270,375 annually.

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 and calculators as well as 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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