Ninety to one-hundred students participate in the Upward Bound Summer Program. The six-week program is fast-paced, intensive and an enjoyable learning experience for students.
The Summer Program is conducted on the campus of Wayne State University, utilizing laboratories, classrooms, dining and recreational facilities. Students live on campus five days per week (Sunday through Friday). They receive instruction in pre-college, high school courses, taught by certified high school teachers or college instructors for the purpose of remediation or for preparation for the ensuing fall school semester. Students are monitored and supervised in the residence hall unit by Resident Advisors and the Residential Coordinator.
Two days per week, during the Summer Program, students participate in recreation at the Matthaei Athletic Complex. Students also have computer and library time, during the summer program, to complete any and all classroom assignments and research. Students participate in group activities, which include: performing arts, debate, community service projects, in which they present at the end of the summer program. Instructors and resident advisors work with students as their guides.
During their Junior to Senior summer, students may participate in Upward Bound's Internship Program. Students meeting the Internship Program requirements can opt to go to an internship instead of classes and continue with the summer program's schedule in the evenings.
Students benefit from a cultural activity at the end of the summer where they visit various colleges and universities across the country. Students are eligible for 200 hours (10 credits), Out-Of-Class Learning Experience (OCLE) upon successful completion of the Summer Program.
Summer Requirement: Participation in 2 Consecutive Summer Programs