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Summer UB 2017

WHAT IS UPWARD BOUND (UB)?

The Upward Bound (UB) project at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is a federally-funded TRIO program dedicated to the preparation for, admission to, and successful completion of a college degree for eligible (first-generation and/or low-income) high school students.

Through academic support, guided experiences, volunteer and job shadow opportunities, and much, much more, UB students are four times more likely to graduate from college than their peers from similar background.  

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT!  
UPWARD BOUND HAS BEEN REFUNDED FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS!

Thank you to all the people who played a role with the grant writing process!  Without you this wouldn't have been possible.  We truly appreciate your guidance, love, and support in our mission and in our service to first-generation students!  Once again, thank you!

UB ALUM, MAI CHAO DUDDECK RECEIVES 2017 EOA TRIO ACHIEVER AWARD!

Congrats, we are very proud of you and your success Mai Chao!

Mai Chao, a Central High alumna (2001), is an artist, author, and educator. As a first generation college graduate and a TRIO participant, she received a Bachelor of Science in Art Education (2006) and Masters of Education (2008) from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. She was born in Thailand and came to the United States at the age of ten with her family. As a child, she was often protected from the harsh (often miserable) realities of poverty, early marriage, and the day-to-day survival decisions that her parents had to make in Ban Vinai refugee camp. Her family made Wisconsin their home in the early 1990s, where Mai Chao started fourth grade in the La Crosse School District. Today, one of her greatest desires in life is to help children in Southeast Asia go to school by providing educational scholarships in order to give them hope for the future. She believes that through education, children will have more opportunities to improve their way of life, gain courage to stand up to oppression, and give back to their communities. During her leisure time, she loves being with family, making art, and writing creatively about her cultural identity. She is the proud author of a historical novel called Gathering Fireflies published by Amazon (2015). She is currently working on her second book called Brave Rooster.

 ADVISOR POSITION

We are hiring for a new advisor.  If you are interested in working with first-generation and/or low-socioeconmic high school students from diverse backgrounds in providing guidance and support with academia, college and career exploration, interpersonal-communication, critical thinking skills,  study skils, and much more please apply on the UWL Employment Website.  You will find specific details there.  If you have questions, please contact Lisa Yang. Thank you!

HIRING TUTORS FOR FALL SEMESTER

College students! Are you looking to earn some extra cash? Do you want to mentor first-generation high school students? Do you happen to enjoy math and science (or any other subjects)? Please consider working as a tutor this fall semester with Upward Bound.

Tutoring Nights and Times

Monday nights at Brookwood High School (2:15pm-6:45pm travel time is included)
Monday nights at Holmen High School (5pm-9pm travel time is included)
Wednesday nights at Tomah High School (2:45pm-8pm travel time is included)
Wednesday nights at Sparta High School (3:30pm-8pm travel time is included)

If interested, you may apply online. Please pay attention to the different tutoring sites & times. You must be available for the entire semester. Transportaion is provided for all non-UWL tutoring sites.  You may tutor more than one tutoring site/night. Thank you!

OUR PAGES FOR IMPORTANT AND USEFUL INFORMATION!!

  Our PINTREST page includes boards with information about everything from  studying techniques to choosing the right college and how to organize your dorm room.

 Upward Bound posts updates multiple times a week, this is a very useful resource for participants, parents, and staff.