We offer after-school tutoring at Muncie Central High School in room 441. Tutoring will strive to help students excel in high school and get ready for college. All students must attend tutoring at least once per week.
Each student will work with Upward Bound staff to create an individualized college goal plan. Students receive mentoring and check-ins regarding their academic progress throughout the year.
Students are guided through the career exploration and college admissions process by UB mentors and coaches. The enrichment process includes SAT/ACT prep, mock examinations, assistance with college applications, and financial aid application assistance.
Upward Bound provides a variety of social and cultural activities that expose students to the arts, history, museums, and other activities. These activities help strengthen bonds between the students and broaden their awareness of the world around them.
Students will spend six weeks each summer attending an on-campus summer academy at Ivy Tech Muncie. During this academy they will take college preparatory classes and participate in a variety of fun activities, field trips, and workshops.
Upward Bound will host college visit field trips to a number of Midwest colleges and universities each year.
Students receive help and guidance in pursuing financial aid. This includes financial aid and scholarship workshops, FAFSA application help, and more.
I tell my students, ' When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.