Upward Bound (June 10-14, 2017)
EKU Upward Bound is an academic, college preparatory program for high school students funded by the United States Department of Education as one of the federal Trio programs. The purpose of the program is to prepare students to be successful in education beyond high school, and the goal of our program is to create college graduates. To be eligible for UB, students must fall within either income or “first generation” guidelines specified by the US Department of Education. A “first generation” student is one whose parents have not completed a four-year degree at a college or university. EKU UB serves 125 students in Casey, Estill, Jackson, Lee, Lincoln, Powell, and Wolfe counties. Most students are selected to participate in the program in 9th or 10th grades.
The Summer Chautauqua is a six-week residential program designed to simulate the college experience. During this time, students live on campus in a residence hall (supervised by UB staff) and take classes to improve their skills in English, science, foreign language, and mathematics. They also enroll in elective courses. Social, cultural, and educational events round out the summer experience. The end-of-summer trip provides an excellent opportunity for students to travel to new places and exposes students to new and wonderful experiences!