High school students from Big Sandy, Pittsburg, Tyler, and Winona Independent School Districts
will make Jarvis Christian College their home from June 9 to July 18, 2013. The College will
welcome students to participate in the academic intensive summer component of Upward Bound.
In alignment with its mission, which is to provide academic and personal support to students to
enable them to continually persist towards high school graduation, the summer component offers
daily educational instruction in mathematics, computer science, laboratory science, foreign language,
and English. Further, students will be involved with tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural
enrichment, and other scholastic activities.
Upward Bound is a federally funded program that provides fundamental support to student
participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for
students to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.
Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families; and high school students
from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to
increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate
from institutions of post-secondary education. Students are recruited for the program through area
high schools. For more information about Upward Bound, visit www.Jarvis.edu.
Jarvis Christian College is a historically Black liberal arts, baccalaureate, degree-granting institution
affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The mission of the College is to prepare
students intellectually, socially, spiritually, and personally to pursue professional and graduate studies
and productive careers, and to function effectively in a global and technological society.