Welcome to fall and the beginning of the 2017–2018 academic year! We had such a great summer, and I anticipate a great school year as well. Start strong! Stay strong! As the Third Agreement states: Always Do Your Best! To quickly recap this summer, Upward Bound saw 75 students successfully complete the Summer Academy program. Twenty-four students completed coursework to receive college credit, and 17 students participated in the work internship component. To top it off, the average GPA for students in the summer program was 3.43. Kudos to all! In addition, IUPUI Upward Bound hosted 300 students on campus from six different Upward Bound programs across the state for Olympiad. At the end of the Summer Academy program, qualifying students spent a couple of days in Memphis, Tennessee, visiting colleges, sightseeing, and enjoying their reward for hard work and a job well done. Last fall I applied to renew our federally funded grant, and I am happy to report that IUPUI’s Upward Bound program has been awarded funds for five more years! We look forward to serving the Indianapolis community with more great programming as the future unfolds.
Comments from the Director and Welcome from Denzel Goodloe!
Friday, September 01, 2017