Upward Bound, established in
1974, at The University of Kansas, and housed in The School
of Education since 1983, encourages high school students to
enter post-secondary education. This intensive college preparatory
program includes monthly academic enrichment sessions, weekly
tutoring sessions, campus visits, and other field trips. Each
summer, Upward Bound students participate in a six-week residential
study program on the KU campus.
Saturday enrichment sessions,
(including workshops, educational field trips, and guest speakers)
are held monthly as part of the academic year program. Additional
services during the academic year include advising, tutoring
and college campus visits.
The Summer Institute is a six-week
residential program held at The University of Kansas. Students
enroll in classes designed to improve their academic skills
and to help them prepare for college. Other activities include
cultural events, guest speakers, and educational field trips.
Swimming, volleyball, basketball, and a variety of recreational
endeavours provide a nice break from studying.