Welcome our new director!
Upward Bound, a TRIO program at IUPUI that provides low-income, first-generation potential college students with quality instruction and academic support to ensure their successful completion of a bachelor’s degree, has just received a five-year renewal grant to continue its work in Indianapolis.
After a year of remote activities, we have enjoyed a return to in-person events. View photos from our fall activities.
IUPUI Upward Bound students and staff discuss the new Kelley Challenge, its benefits, and its impact.
We are proud to announce our graduating class of 2021. Review their future plans and advice they have to share.
The Upward Bound family welcomes a new group of students for the 2020-2021 academic year! Get to know our new students with these fun facts.
Summer Academy is an exciting six-week summer program where you can experience college life in a controlled environment.
30 students along with the UB staff travel to the West coast to explore Seattle!
Upward Bound students had a great start to the academic year last semester!
Meet our new program assistant that joined our team!
Applying for college can be stressful, but the senior class tackled the application process right.
Read a note from the new UB assistant director!
Summer is just around the corner! This means flip-flops, shorts, barbeque, ice cream, swimming pools, and of course, Upward Bound Summer Academy.
The Upward Bound staff have been hard at work to prepare for sending our seniors off in the right way.
From steamboating on the Mississippi River to taking a haunted history ghost walk tour, we dove right into Louisiana history and culture!
This semester we have offered a plethora of events and activities from college visits to mentoring and tutoring to cultural experiences to career opportunities.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be your friend, mentor, colleague, and "auntie." I've grown so much over my past three years with you and will be forever appreciative of my time here.
We are looking forward to the fall start-up of one of the best services we offer in our Upward Bound program—tutoring.
Summer Academy 2018 was another great adventure! Students participated in English, math, science, foreign language, and electives classes that were designed to prepare them for the upcoming school year.
Over the summer, I participated in a summer program called Project SEED/STEM. It is a program created to give students an opportunity to spend the summer in a lab environment based on the science-related career path they have chosen.
This past summer, five other students and I were privileged to attend the Fourth Annual Men of Excellence Conference on the University of Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The conference targets young men from pre-college and collegiate programs.
Upward Bound students share the exciting things they will experience while they study abroad.
Everyone has had that one person who has been there for them, listened to them, and pushed them to be the best. They might not have an official title but all of them had something in common – they were your mentors.
We already have mentors that will be assigned to our students, however, I want to engage our older male students in reciprocal mentoring relationships in a series of monthly workshops.
Upward Bound offered a variety of activities this past fall semester including tutoring, financial aid/scholarship workshops, Academic Themed Saturdays (ATS), cultural events, college visits, and academic advising. We focused heavily on ATS and tutoring this past semester.
This past November, as part of a United States team of educators and institutional leaders, researchers, students, and social and government representatives, I had the opportunity to participate in the 2nd World Congress on Global Access to Postsecondary Education in Campinas, Brazil.
Say the word “help” and IUPUI Upward Bound students ALWAYS come through! The UB family’s spirit of giving kicked off last year by participating in worthy causes right in “our backyard” and around the community.
Summer Academy 2017 was another adventure for Upward Bound students in both academic and extracurricular activities.
Be REAL! Responsibility, education, authenticity, and leadership were the focus of the Educational Opportunity Association’s 3rd Annual Men of Excellence Conference. This year’s 3rd Annual Educational Opportunity Association National Girls in STEM Conference was held at Central Michigan University.
Welcome to fall and the beginning of the 2017–2018 academic year! We had such a great summer, and the upcoming school year looks promising as well. Start strong! Stay strong!
Upward Bound is a college readiness program, but it's also much more than that. It's a strong community of students who support each other.
Upward Bound students who successfully completed the 2016 Summer Academy; had outstanding grades, attendance, and attitude; and wrote an essay on a topic pertaining to the state of Florida were eligible to participate in a spring merit trip.
Summer is just around the corner. This means flip-flops, shorts, barbeque, ice cream, swimming pools, and of course, Upward Bound Summer Academy! We have a summer full of activities for our students.
IUPUI Upward Bound offered several exciting opportunities to students during the 2017 spring semester. At the start of the semester, students had an opportunity to volunteer for the MLK Day of Service.
Clifton Jett is a 2016 graduate of Warren Central High School and a graduate of the IUPUI Upward Bound program.
For the past year, Roxanne Gregg has been serving as president of the Educational Opportunity Association, which is an association for professionals who work in TRIO programs like Upward Bound in a 10-state region in the Midwest.
Mr. Jones shares three tips to help students get the most out of tutoring.
Dolly Parton’s iconic song, “Working 9 to 5,” kicked off Upward Bound’s Career Day. Students had the opportunity to speak with professionals from a variety of local businesses and organizations.
Upward Bound had several exciting events this fall. One new event added to the schedule this fall was Saddle Bound.
As an academic coordinator, I plan to help you be successful at school and in the program.
Dave Hardy and Yecenia Tostado say goodbye to our Upward Bound family.
Latashiana Destiny Garrett won the Upward Bound 2016/English 11 Poetry Slam contest with her poem "My Black Isn't Beautiful." Also, see the list of students who ended the 2015–2016 academic year with GPAs of 3.5 or higher.
Several IUPUI Upward Bound program participants attended the 2016 Men of Excellence conference in DeKalb, Illinois. This year's second annual Girls in STEM conference was held at Wichita State University.
This summer has been another exciting experience for our students. Over the last two months, students got to take college-style classes in a variety of subjects, adjust to dorm-style living, and participate in enriching activities from swimming to travel.
We had several exciting events in the spring. This year, we added a cultural dinner experience to our scheduled activities. We tried food from the Greek islands, Peru, and Mexico.
Upward Bound offered a variety of special events during the fall semester. Students tried food from South Korea and Ethiopia as part of our monthly cultural dinner experiences. Students also visited Indiana Wesleyan University and University of Southern Indiana to learn more about what these colleges offer.