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Nebraska Methodist College Upward Bound

Program Description

Upward Bound Upward Bound omahaUpward Bound is a federally funded college preparation program through the U.S. Department of Education. NMC first received Upward Bound funding in 2007. The program provides opportunities for participants 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 NMC Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants from the Omaha area complete high school and enroll in and graduate from post-secondary education programs. After School Tutoring and Mentoring Program Tutorial services Test preparation and study skills Individual and group academic and career advisement Exposure to the range of career options especially those where program participants are under represented One-on-one mentoring with a Teacher Mentor Exploratory Seminars Seminars are held once a month for a semester (3-4 sessions) Seminars will be offered on a variety of days and times to meet the needs of all students Seminars will have a variety of topics and themes that meet the interests and needs of all students Students are required to attend at least one seminar each semester Students can elect to attend additional seminars, as desired Examples of seminars: ACT Prep, Leadership Council, Book Club, Study Skills, Health Careers, Senior Seminar, Financial Literacy, and Community Service Saturday College Events The purpose for these events is to bring the entire group of students together to share information, invite guest speaker, and provide additional instruction in core curricular areas. Saturday College is held quarterly. The exact date, time, and location of each event will be announced and distributed to students and parents at the beginning of the school year. Summer Program Instruction in core curriculum subjects: English literature and composition, mathematics, science and foreign language Instruction in subjects outside the core curriculum which will introduce new subject matter thereby enhancing the student's experience. Cultural, educational, and recreational field trips that have as their purpose the intellectual, social, and cultural development of our students. Community Service Senior Bridge Program Graduated seniors have the opportunity to take a college-level course, live on campus, and take college seminars in the summer between high school and their first semester of college. The purpose of this program is to prepare and assist students in the transition to college. Additional Activities College Visits College Enrollment, Financial Aid, and Scholarship Assistance Cultural Activities

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring



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