Upward Bound program open for enrollment


The Mirror reporter

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) Upward Bound Program is looking for sophomore students who are academically motivated, want to pursue post-secondary education, are from a low income family or a first generation family to go to college, and willing to accept help.

The application form is on the UWSP website. It is due Feb. 3. More information can be received from Stevens Point Area Senior High guidance counselor Val Fetting.

Upward Bound is a program where students receive one-on-one support through the year.

They practice skill building for high school and post-secondary success and receive tutoring, mentoring, financial aid help. Participants also complete a six-week residential summer session at UWSP, and complete college campus visits and receive fee waivers, and other post-secondary prep opportunities.

Participants must attend weekly academic support group meetings and workshops which are located at the high school.

Last year 93 percent of Upward Bound students went directly to college. The statewide rate of economically disadvantaged students attending in the first fall is 39 percent.

For more information about the program you can go to their website http://www.uwsp.edu/upbound/Pages/default.aspx.