Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Programs

Services Offered

Upward Bound is an academic pre-college program for disadvantaged low-income and/or first generation students that provides nine months of academic tutoring to high school students grades 9-12. The program begins the second week after school starts in September and concludes in June. Students visit the campus regularly to receive academic tutoring in all subject areas.

Upward Bound students working on a project

Program Services

  • Instruction fundamental courses (e.g. math, science, composition, foreign language, reading, writing, study skills) and other subjects necessary for academic success
  • Academic, financial, and personal counseling
  • Exposure to academic programs and cultural events
  • Tutoring and mentoring services
  • Assistance in completing college entrance and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Information on the full range of Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits
  • A six week summer program
  • College visits
  • Personal, career, and skill development sessions

Academic Year Programs

Welcome to the University of Toledo Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science Academic Year Programs. Academic Year Programs begins in September and concludes in May.  The Academic Year provides numerous educational experiences including cultural and recreational activities, college/university visits, and other places of interest. Additionally, Academic Year Programs allow students to gain and enhance their networking and leadership skills by participating in student conferences, such as the Educational Opportunity Association and OH TRIO. Participation in the National TRIO Day provides activities that are exciting, educational, and socially enriching, while also providing the opportunity to participate in various community service events.

Students have the opportunity to attend academic tutoring virtually, or at The University of Toledo’s Learning Enhancement Center; participate in Classroom Instruction each Tuesday; and attend workshops to enhance one's educational, cultural, career, and personal awareness on various topics ranging from developing test taking skills to personal development skills.

Upward Bound Math Science additionally provides exposure to university faculty members that perform research in Mathematics, Medicine and the Sciences, including computer training.  Math Science participants also conduct scientific research under the guidance of University faculty members or graduate students.

Upward Bound students working on a project

Services Offered

Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math Science is an academic pre-college program for disadvantaged low-income and/or first-generation students which provides nine months of academic enrichment to high school students grades 9-12. The program begins the second week after school starts in September and concludes in June. Students may attend virtually or visit the campus regularly to receive academic tutoring in all subject areas.

Additionally, during the Academic year bi-monthly Saturday workshops, weekly Classroom Instructions and periodic college visitations takes place. Students have assistance with the completion of ACT, SAT, financial aid and college applications. Seniors are also provided assistance locating and applying for scholarships and college applications. ACT and SAT fees are paid for by Upward Bound.

When the academic portion of the program concludes, we immediately begin our six-week Summer Residential Program. Students are placed in the classes they have scheduled for fall academic year. Extracurricular activities, such as Dance, Toastmasters Public Speaking training, Yoga are also offered during this time. Students that participated in the Summer Residential Program have the opportunity to accompany the program to a College Symposium. In the past, the program has visited various colleges and universities in New Orleans, Philadelphia, Atlanta, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Toronto, Chicago, Washington, DC, Orlando, and many other places.

Students enrolled in the Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math Science Program attend public and/or parochial high schools in the Toledo area. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.

The University of Toledo Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math Science Programs offer many services for our students.  A detailed overview of these services is below.

Upward Bound students working on a project

Summer Residential Program

Welcome to the University of Toledo Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math Science Summer Residential Program. The Summer Residential Program involves six (6) weeks of academic course work, cultural and recreational activities, field trips to colleges, universities, and other places of interest. In addition, the summer program involves developmental and instructional teachings in specific core areas: Mathematics, English, Science, Social Sciences, Computers, and Foreign Language.

The Summer Residential Program has been designed to offer unique opportunities, including: (1) helping students upgrade basic skills which will enable them to complete high school and enter college; (2) helping students develop motivation to succeed academically; (3) enhancing each student's knowledge of his/her own culture and other cultures; (4) helping students explore different career alternatives; (5) assisting students in exploring different college and university options available to them; (6) helping students get acclimated to college life by simulating the college environment; and (7) providing a period of orientation to college life as well as the opportunity to have further college preparation for high school seniors.

Following participation in the Summer Residential Program, students are afforded the opportunity to attend a Summer College Symposium. The Symposium is comprised of a 5-day College tour that includes cultural excursions to enhance the mission of the trip, which is to immerse students in an academic enriched environment to promote higher education and the opportunity to view out-of-state colleges and universities.

Upward Bound students on a trip

 

Last Updated: 4/22/21