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  • UAF UB Student and Staff Field Trip to the Big Island of Hawaii The students and staff of the 2016 UAF UB summer program are currently conducting a two-week field trip to Hawaii. The purpose of the filed trip is to learn ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2016, 1:46 AM by Kevin Turnbough
  • UB & Alaska Child Nutrition Programs Team Up for 13th Summer! UAF Upward Bound Public Information Release Regarding: Participation in the 2016 Summer Food Service Program  The UAF Upward Bound Summer Program is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals ...
    Posted May 18, 2016, 9:00 AM by Kevin Turnbough
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks campus
 has been home for the Upward Bound Classic program for the last 50 years. This funded project reaches across the state to assist eligible students in ten different small rural high school. The goal of the Upward Bound Classic Program is improving the graduation rates of high school students and increasing the number of UB graduates who enter colleges and universities. Upward Bound Classic offers a school year program that works with 10 high schools in Alaska called “target schools”. Our ten target schools include: Akiachak, Bethel, Chefornak, Chevak, Nikiski, Seward, Shishmaref, St. Mary's, Togiak, and Wrangell. The program also conducts a six-week academic camp on the UAF campus. The camp is divided into three strands:UB Classic; the College Prep Academy and the Pathways-2-College bridging program. 

Upward Bound Classic serves 160 low-income first generation college students who demonstrate potential for academic success and whose parents have not earned college degrees. Services offered in UB target schools include tutorial sessions; educational, recreational or cultural events; group activities; exploration of postsecondary education opportunities and visits to campuses; financial aid application assistance; and participation in the six-week summer program on the UAF campus. The residential summer program emphasizes academic development for 50 target school students selected for participation and strengthens opportunities for enrollment in postsecondary education programs. The summer experience helps UBC students become familiar with the UAF campus, residence life, services provided and, most importantly, places an emphasis on academics.

Selection is based on a UBC student’s participation and demonstrated commitment to attend college as a full-time student within a year following high school graduation. Pathway students have a unique opportunity to begin their academic postsecondary experience and gain a better understanding of the rigors of college life. These 10 students each year will have an early opportunity to experience residential campus life and university level studies with the support and guidance of UBC staff mentors. Students selected to attend will earn 6 – 7 college credits during the first six-week summer session at UAF. This program is only available to active Upward Bound Target School participants who have completed their junior year of high school and graduating seniors. Upward Bound Classic is a federally funded U.S. Department of Education TRiO program.

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The UAF Upward Bound UAV Modern Blanket Toss Project

The mission of Modern Blanket Toss is to help underserved students develop interest in stem fields through the use of technology that can directly improve the well-being of Alaskans. To learn more about this collaborative project focusing on science, technology, community and leadership please visit this link to: UAV Modern Blanket Toss.


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