CCC kicked off its 19th Annual Upward Bound Summer Academy (UBSA) on Monday, June 20th, 2011.
The academy continues through July 28th, 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 60 area high school students from Astoria, Seaside and Warrenton.
The UBSA 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, partaking in community service projects, hearing various outside speakers, and becoming acquainted with the CCC campus and some of the CCC faculty and staff. Additionally, students work in teams to accomplish several community beneficial educational projects.
The students are offered a broad range of project groups, including participation in fish surveying, restoring wetlands, preforming scenes for a Shakespearean play, and exploring nature to induce creative writing. Afternoon core classes include math, science, foreign language and writing. In addition to the full-time staff dedicated to Upward Bound, most of the project group leaders and instructors are local teachers.
For more information about Upward Bound, please contact Robert McClelland at 503-325-2898.
Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
Pictured in their matching UBSA t-shirts, are the UBSA staff, project leaders, instructors and student participants in this year’s program.