What can Upward Bound do for you?

Posted: March 12, 2012 by silvervalleyub in UB Info

Upward Bound students are probably acquainted with our staff: Warren Jones and Marcee Hartzell. Students probably also know that they must qualify as first-generation or low-income to be eligible for our program. The question is, do our students and parents know everything that we do and all that we offer?

Our primary focus is motivation and access to college. We help our students prepare for success in college with many services during the academic year (at your schools and during college and cultural trips) and during our Experience Summer Institute.

Have you asked yourself any of the questions below? If so, we can help you answer them.

Academic Advising: Which classes should I take next semester? Which classes do I need to get into an out-of-state college? How can I ensure that my high school “experience” will prepare me for college?

Career Advising: How can my interests and skills translate into a great career? What education do I need to get into the field I’m interested in? How can I ensure that I’ll be successful in my career?

College Entrance Exam Assistance: Should I take the SAT or ACT…or both? How do I sign up for them? Can I get help paying for these tests?

College Visit: Which college should I attend? How will I know if this college is right for me? Who can I talk to about college life and courses offered at my college?

Community Service: How can I fill my resume if I have never had a job? Where can I get experience in my career field? How can I ace my scholarship applications?

Instruction (Composition, Literature, Math, Science, Foreign Language, and more): What if I need more practice in some subjects before I get to college? How can I earn college credit while I’m still in high school?

Cultural/ Educational Activities: What is the world like outside of North Idaho? How do I act at a business dinner, opera, museum, or formal function? How can I get out of the Valley for a few days?

Employment: How can I create my resume? What type of job can help me get into college? What kind of jobs are available in college?

Financial Aid Assistance: How can I pay for college? How do I budget my money? What do I need to know about loans, credit cards, and checking accounts?

Peer Mentoring: Can I talk to a current college student who knows wha

Personal Counseling: Who can I talk to about sensitive, confidential issues? How can I get past my personal issues to get through high school? What support will I have in college?

Postsecondary Advising: What should I be doing my Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year to get ready for college? How do I know which college to choose? What should I major in?

Tutoring: How am I going to pass this subject? What if I’m not good at a subject?

Other: We are here to help you. If we can’t, we will work with you to find the resources you need.

For more information, contact Warren in his office or the UB office in Coeur d’Alene (208.292.1367).

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