Upward Bound to Celebrate 50 Years at Claflin University with Program, Luncheon on Saturday, February 21

Feb 13, 2015

Claflin University’s Upward Bound Program will celebrate 50 years of service to students in Calhoun and Orangeburg counties during a special program on Saturday, February 21, 2015, in Tullis Arena of the Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Physical Education Center.

Registration for the program, held in honor of National TRiO Day, will begin at 9 a.m. The celebration will feature a meet-and-greet, TRiO alumni reflections – with Upward Bound graduates briefly sharing their experiences in the program, the impact the program had on them and where they are now – and a luncheon.

Cost for the luncheon is $10. Registration and payment are due no later than Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

For more information or to register, call 803-535-5058 or 803-535-5060.

About Claflin University’s Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and, ultimately, in higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families; high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree; and low-income, first-generation military veterans who are preparing to enter post-secondary education. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.

The Upward Bound program provides instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature and foreign language. Other services include:

  • Instruction in reading, writing, study skills and other subjects necessary for success in education beyond high school
  • Academic, financial or personal counseling
  • Exposure to academic programs and cultural events
  • Tutorial services
  • Mentoring programs
  • Information on postsecondary education opportunities for students and parents.
  • Assistance in completing college entrance and financial aid applications
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams

The Claflin University Upward Bound Program serves students in Calhoun and Orangeburg counties.

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