Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound Program
Bonnie Munguia
Burrell Observatory, 42 East Fifth Ave.
(440) 826-2208
(440) 826-3494 (fax)

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00pm

Office is closed on Saturdays and Sundays but Academic Skills Workshops are held on most Saturdays on the BW campus in the Malicky Center.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 21

University of Toledo college tour

Assisting students in developing the skills and motivation necessary for completion of high school and the successful pursuit and completion of a college degree.

The Upward Bound Program has been in existence on the campus of Baldwin Wallace College, now University, since 1968.  Former Baldwin Wallace President, A.B. Bonds, Jr. was instrumental in bringing Upward Bound to the Baldwin Wallace campus. Upward Bound is a college preparatory program for high school students from low-income households and potential first-generation college students. Upward Bound is a TRIO program funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, all services are free of charge to participants. The program consists of two components: Summer Residential and Academic Year.

Summer Residential

The goal of the summer residential program is to provide a simulated college environment to prepare students for the social and academic aspects of college life. During the summer, the participants live on campus in residential halls; take college preparatory courses in mathematics through pre-calculus, laboratory science, literature, compositions, and foreign language. Special focus course offered by the program include, lifetime sports, technology, career education, a seminar to prepare high school juniors for their senior year and Bridge seminar for Bridge students. Bridge students, UB participants who have graduated from high school, are enrolled in a credit bearing college course, a mathematics course, and a college level English class.

Academic Year

The focus of the academic year program is to assist participants to not only maintain the gains of the summer, but to improve their academic skills. During the academic year, UB participants receive advanced tutoring in preparation for passing the Ohio Graduation Test. In addition, the participants receive instruction in mathematics, science, literature, composition, and tutoring in high school course work. The participants receive year-round advising and guidance to prepare and assist them with the steps toward entering postsecondary education. Participants are also exposed to a variety of educational and cultural events and activities during both the summer and academic year. 




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