Upward Bound Brings Students to Jarvis from Area Independent School Districts for its Academic Intensive Summer Component
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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.
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