In July, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed more than 130 college-bound students from across the country to participate in the 2015 Beating the Odds Summit. The event focused on sharing tools and strategies to help more students successfully transition to college and complete the next level of their educational journey. Of the 130+ students in attendance, two Upward Bound Scholars were privileged with the opportunity of a lifetime.
As we all know, student-athletes are a unique population. Juggling academics, practice, away games, and additional programming can be a daunting task. However, two Upward Bound Scholars managed to debunk stereotypes and misconceptions about student-athletes.
On June 25-26th, Summer Academy Scholars attended the statewide Upward Bound Olympiad hosted by Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) TRiO Programs. After a three-year hiatus, UB Scholars were ready to bring home the gold!
ND Professor, Dr. Julia Douthwaite uses race to create inclusivity and dialogue in the Upward Bound Summer Academy
While Dr. Julia Douthwaite is a ND Professor of French during the academic year, she takes on a different adventure as a professor of language arts for the Upward Bound Summer Academy. For the past three years, Professor Douthwaite has used her experiences from abroad to help students gain an appreciation for the “art” of “language.” This year, complementing our summer theme: The Upward Bound Mosaic – Discovering the “Us” in “Others,” Professor Douthwaite used race to bring literature to life.
The 2015 Summer Academy was dedicated to providing a unique and comprehensive college-like experience for Upward Bound Scholars. Using a curriculum centered around diversity learning, scholars engaged in project-based assignments and activities to Discover the "Us" in "Others."
Each August, over 40,000 students embark on a journey to the land of Hoosiers. For Tomi Lawrence, a Washington High School and Educational Talent Search alumunus, her journey consisted of nearly 400 new friends, a presidency, as well as a new sense of confidence and comfort.
The University of Notre Dame’s Talent Search and Upward Bound programs collaborated to send four male students to MAEOPP 100 Men of Excellence Conference held at the Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
October 10, 2015
The 100 Black Men of Chicago, Inc. will be hosting its main event, the College Scholarship Fair. There will be approximately 200 colleges and universities with recruiters who are looking forward to meet about 5,000 students, parents, and interested supporters. Our CSF, unlike regular college fairs, offers prepared students, a number of colleges and universities willing to make instant admission and scholarship decisions. In addition, many community-based and corporate partners are on hand with information designed to help advance the college process, and offer educational workshops.
October 30, 2015
The Office of Admissions at IU South Bend will host the annual Multicultural Showcase on October 30th at 10a.m. - 2:00p.m.
For additional details, contact your applicable school representative.
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