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 The program seeks to develop the total student – mind, body, and soul – while instilling a sense of pride and self-worth in the participants. It searches out students who do not mind hard work, who are willing to be challenged mentally and physically. Two program ideals are leadership development and academic excellence. Students receive the necessary survival skills so that they are prepared for life beyond the educational arena.

Student ServicesRecognition takes two forms. First, the program seeks to recognize the achievements and successes of its students. Secondly, it is important for the students to recognize those individuals who have impacted their lives. Consequently, Project Upward Bound students will become involved in school and community service projects as a way of saying ‘thank you for caring.’ Recognition also requires an awareness of self, because it is important for students to know themselves.

Services are provided to participants during the regular school year (Academic Year Program) and during six weeks in the summer (Summer Program). A special college preparatory program (the Bridge Program) is also offered for Upward Bound seniors who have graduated and plan to attend SIU.

Workshop Dates
Academic Year 2017-2018

September 9, 2017

October 7, 2017

October 21, 2017

November 4, 2017

November 18, 2017

December 2, 2017

December 16, 2017

January 20, 2018

February 10, 2018

February 24, 2018 (Trio Day)

March 3, 2018

March 24, 2018

April 7, 2018

April 21, 2018

May 5, 2018

May 26, 2018