Upward Bound is an educational opportunity program of the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides many activities and services to eligible high school students who want to go to college. The Ohio State ATI Upward Bound serves students at:
Orrville Senior High School, Orrville
Ohio State Wooster Upward Bound
Since 2008, 82% of the students who participated in our program enrolled in college.
Of those students who entered college, 54% have graduated or are still working towards a college degree.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has banned all face-to-face interactions, including the UB presence in your schools. To make the most of this circumstance, we have sent surveys to get your thoughts on programming. Based on your feedback, we have made our In-School Meetings take place every Thursday from 4:00pm-6:00pm starting September 17, 2020.
In-School Meeting Details
Our meetings will be on Zoom, and tutorials for the application are found online; please let a staff member know if you are worried about being able to work Zoom. These meetings will be structured much different than last academic year. First, our academic advisor will give a 25-minute presentation to the whole group. Then, after a 5-minute break, our academic advisor, program assistant, and program director will ALL give 25-minute presentations, and students will be rotated into each small group. You won’t have to do anything to see all presentations, all you have to do is show up!
UB now has an edpuzzle that you will be invited to via email. If you’d like to join the class before you get the email invite by creating an account or joining a class with an existing account at edpuzzle.com and using the code jeivrej
This year, we are working with the Department of Education to increase the stipend total to the maximum $40 per month allowed for academic year stipends! To earn the full stipend pending approval from the federal government, students must attend at least one meeting with the academic advisor and attend the weekly in-school meeting. We are recording these meetings and posting them on EdPuzzle with a short quiz. If you are not able to attend on Thursdays at 4:00pm, you will be able to earn the same amount of stipend if you watch the full video and complete the quiz correctly.
If you only attend part of the meeting, watch part of the recording, or get quiz questions incorrect, partial attendance and stipend will be given. You must electronically “sign-in” for your attendance to count at the live meetings, and we will provide instructions for how to do it. If you do not attend the individual meeting or Thursday ISM meetings/watch the recording, you will not earn any stipend, even if your absence from the meeting is excused.
As some of you may already know, Brooke has taken a position with the Salem school district, teaching English as a second language, and will be stepping back from her role as our academic advisor. Her full statement is below, but we don’t want you to be sad! This is a great opportunity for Brooke, and we are all incredibly proud of her work supporting you for nearly two years. And this is also an opportunity for all of you! You will get to meet someone new, get a new perspective on something you’re having trouble with, and hopefully be able to gain another mentor during your high school experience!
We are already interviewing candidates, and because the academic advisor is such an important figure in your lives, we want your help! As part of the hiring process, we will ask our finalists to create a short, 15-minute or less lesson from a list of UB topics that we will share with you. We will include a short anonymous survey for you to complete after watching, and we encourage you to do so. Because we want to hire them quickly, we ask that you keep a close eye on your email and text messages so that we can get your responses quickly.
For more details about all events, see the Upward Bound calendar.