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UB INSIDER MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER

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UB Insider is a monthly e-newsletter from the Upward Bound program at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse -- in which we will include highlights of student experiences, & wisdom from the alumni! 

HIRING SUMMER STAFF!!!

NEED A JOB THIS SUMMER? 

We are hiring Summer Session staff and instructors (academic and elective) for our summer program.  If you are interested please apply below.

Summer Session staff & GA applicants apply here

Academic instructor applicants apply here!

Elective instructor applicants apply here!

Tentative dates for summer:
More information to come! 

UPWARD BOUND COVID-19 UPDATE

In Upward Bound, we strive to provide excellent care for students and staff. Due to COVID-19, the Upward Bound staff will be operating with no or limited in-office staff until further notice and will not be accepting any face-to-face walk-ins, advising or communication of any kind. All communication will be done during business hours and via phone or email. You may contact the Upward Bound office at upwardbound@uwlax.edu.

Please take care and practice social distancing with us. We will provide updates when necessary. Thank you!

Welcome to Upward Bound! If you have any questions please email let us know! All email contacts are available under "Our People"

Upward Bound moves to Online Tutoring and Programming

 

What is Upward Bound (UB)?

The Upward Bound (UB) program is a federally funded TRIO program dedicated to the preparation for, admission to, and successful completion of a college degree for eligible high school students. The UB program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides services to residents in the La Crosse and Monroe Counties. 

The UB Program offers weekly tutoring sessions with semester long programming covering test prep, advocacy & resourcefulness, college & career exploration, leadership development, study and work skill development. We also work on academic, personal and career advising. We plan college visits and have a 6-week summer residential program which allows student a college experience!

UB students are Four (4x) times more likely to graduate from college than their peers of similar backgrounds with the guidance and support from our staff and tutors. We work closely with students to ensure they are on track for high school graduation and prepared for the next steps towards college.

When does Upward Bound do things?

Weekly: The Upward Bound Program (UB) hosts weekly tutoring sessions at their local school or at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, depending on the night. At these tutoring sessions the students will work closely with tutors to work on any subjects they may be having trouble with and earn a stipend for attending.

Monthly: We also host Saturday Events one Saturday a month that can vary between cultural enrichment activities and other fun activities for student’s academic growth. We also plan college visits to various Wisconsin institutions.

Yearly: We host a 6-week summer program right here on UWL campus where the students can earn high school credit and enjoy the college experience while supervised by our UB staff and graduate students.

How can you get started?

You will start the application process to see if you qualify, it will be reviewed by our director and we will schedule a short interview once the paperwork is completed.

If you are student you can start the process here.

If you are a parent or guardian you can start the process here.

If you are a school counselor you can start the process here.

CONGRATS TO THESE STUDENTS!

  • Orion Lee (UW-Madison Bucky Tuition Promise recipient)
  • Vang Pao Thao (UW-Madison Bucky Tuition Promise recipient)
  • Mai Chia Vue (Viterbo’s Outstanding Volunteers: Top Senior Service among LHS students)
  • Tong Thao (Viterbo’s Outstanding Volunteers: Top Senior Service Providers (30 hours) among Holmen NHS; La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce recognition for top 5% of graduating class 2020)
  • Neena Yang  (CHS Student of the Month: Jan. 9th grade; CHS Highest Honor Roll 3.75-4.0 GPA Quarter 1 & 2)
  • Kyle Lee (CHS Highest Honor Roll 3.75-4.0 GPA Quarter 1)
  • Julie Lee (CHS Student of the Month: Dec. 9th grade)
  • Neena Yang (CHS Student of the Month nominee: Nov. 9th grade)
  • Pa Chia Yang (CHS Student of the Month nominee: Nov. 9th grade; CHS Highest Honor Roll 3.75-4.0 GPA Quarter 1 & 2)
  • Esther Vang (LHS Student of the Month: Nov. 12 grade)
  • Brianna Law (OHS Academic Honors 3.5 GPA for 2018-2019)
  • Victoria Moua (CHS Honor Roll 3.0-3.49 GPA Quarter 2)
  • Alexia Moua (CHS High Honor Roll 3.5-3.749 GPA Quarter 1 & 2)
  • Julie Lee (CHS Highest Honor Roll 3.75-4.0 GPA Quarter 1 & 2)
  • Hailey Peterson (CHS Honor Roll 3.0-3.49 GPA Quarter 1)
  • Mai See Thao (CHS Honor Roll 3.0-3.49 GPA Quarter 1 & 2)
  • Pa Zou Xiong (CHS Honor Roll 3.0-3.49 GPA Quarter 1)
  • Gao Sheng Moua (CHS Honor Roll 3.0-3.49 GPA Quarter 1 & 2)
  • Joseph Lee (CHS Honor Roll 3.0-3.49 GPA Quarter 1 & 2)
  • Shaylyn Elliott (OHS Academic Honors 3.5 GPA for 2018-2019)
  • Kamya Redditt (CHS Student of the Month: Sept. 10 grade)
  • Zena Xiong (CHS Student of the Month nominee: Sept. & Nov. 12 grade;
  • (CHS Student of the Month: Dec. 12 grade; CHS Highest Honor Roll 3.75-4.0 GPA Quarter 1; CHS Honor Roll 3.0-3.49 GPA Quarter 2)
  • Yee Thao (LHS Student of the Month:Sept. 12 grade; MCV All Academic Team for Boy's Soccer with a 3.5+ GPA, All Conference Sportsmanship Team)
  • Boy Yang (1st Letter in LHS Boy's Soccer)
  • Sofia Vang (HHS Student of the Month:May 10 grade)

CONGRATS TO ESTHER VANG - LA CROSSE TRIBUNE EXTRA EFFORT AWARD RECIPIENT! 

We are so proud of you Esther!  Read her story here.