CCC 2014 Upward Bound Summer Academy Kick Off

Clatsop Community College kicked off its 22th Annual Upward Bound Summer Academy on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014. The Academy continues through July 24th. Classes and project groups are conducted Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This federally-funded educational outreach program motivates and supports high school students in preparing for college.  The Upward Bound Program currently serves 71 area high school students from Astoria, Seaside and Warrenton.

The Summer Academy consists of two components: hands-on learning and rotating academic seminars. Students involved in the program have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including experiencing several educational and cultural field trips, taking academic classes, participating in community service projects, hearing various outside speakers, and becoming acquainted with the Clatsop Community College campus and some of the CCC faculty and staff. Additionally, students work in teams to accomplish several community educational projects.

The students are offered a broad range of project groups including: taking on the role of a diplomat to negotiate and work on global issues; learning about the food that fuels our culture; exploring how the land has been shaped by humans over time; studying freshwater mussels; and creating a three-episode audio storybook.  Morning core classes include math, science, foreign language and writing.  Students will present their projects to the public on July 24, beginning at 6:30pm in the CCC Performing Arts Center, 16th and Franklin in Astoria. The public is invited.

For more information about Upward Bound, please contact Robert McClelland at 503-325-2898.

Summer Academy students and staff in matching t-shirtsThe Upward Bound Summer Academy (UBSA) began Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 and will continue through July 24th. The program seeks to motivate and support students through academic achievement with an emphasis on entering and completing post-secondary education. Pictured in their matching summer academy t-shirts are the academy staff, project leaders, instructors and student participants in this year’s program.

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