What is Upward Bound?
"Upward Bound helps young students (9th-12th) to prepare for higher education. Participants receive instruction in literature, compositions, mathematics, and science on college campuses after school, on Saturdays and during the summer. Currently, 774 programs are in operation though out the United States (Council for Opportunity in Education)".
"Students in the Upward Bound program are four times more likely to earn an undergraduate degree than students from similar backgrounds who did not participate in TRiO (Council for Opportunity in Education)".
However, on the Haskell Indian Nation University Campus the Upward Bound program serves 60 Indian students from northeast Kansas. The Haskell Upward Bound is dedicated to preparing American Indian High School students for successful entry into and the completion of college. To achieve this goal, Haskell's Upward Bound program encourages the students by providing counseling, tutoring and mentoring to help them succeed in their educational goals, as well as their life goals.
The Upward Bound program is not just a summer program, but a year long program. We work with the students year round to help them succeed in their academic goals, but more importantly attain their dreams.
During the summer, Haskell Upward Bound students attend the Billy Mills Summer Academy on the Haskell Indian Nation University campus for five weeks during the month of June and July. This five week summer program requires the students to reside on the Haskell campus during the week and return home on the weekend. During the Billy Mills Summer Academy, students will participate in core subject classes plus enhancement programs including cultural, self esteem, goal setting, recreational, nutrition, health, drug, and alcohol prevention, and other special event.