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    Upward Bound Case Study

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    Although there are eight hundred and twenty six (826) Upward Bound programs operating nationwide, many of the Upward Bound directors were not comfortable in participating in the study. The randomly selected population presents limitations in scope, as the study captured and represented two of the eight hundred twenty Upward Bound programs nationwide. Issues of time constraints in relation to meet and conduct interviews with Upward Bound directors hindered grasping some qualitative aspect of the

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    The students and advisors of my Upward Bound Program, sat outside in a circle with an electric candle in our hands as we prepared our hearts for an honest and heart-to-heart conversation. Each student talked about what they had gone through and the struggles they had to face in their lives. Some students spoke about their torn families, thoughts of suicide and not feeling comfortable in their own skin.This brought out my own burden since the age of seven regarding my family where years of altercation

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    “JUST DO IT” is a famous saying for student athletes everywhere, but what if this saying was applied to academics as well? Students love sports,but sometimes sports can affect a student 's academic career. When students have practice after school it takes up valuable time for homework or studying. Grades can diminish greatly during a student 's athletic season. Although people argue that a failing student should be able to participate in sports because it’s good exercise, they should not because

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    Upward Bound Narrative

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    Senior year in high school was one of the most stressful times of everyone lives. Personally, I was balancing sports, clubs, an internship, and last but not least college applications. I was involved with an after school program Upward Bound (Los Angeles) that helped people of color like myself with their college endeavors. I always knew I wanted to attend college especially after the numerous amounts of campuses we visited. My only hesitation was if I was actually going to be accepted in any.

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    packet. “What is this?” I inquired. She told me it was an application for a program called Upward Bound. She then told me that I should apply because it’s a program that would help first generation students with getting into college. I was skeptical, but it seemed like it could be helpful, and I was right. This place is amazing. That’s what I thought after the first few weeks I was at the Upward Bound. Excitement was rushing through my body, from my head to my toe. I could not wait to conquer

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    Upward Bound Monologue

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    night at Upward Bound, the guys that harassed him aren’t doing nearly as well as he is. I guess what they say is true, “struggle builds character”. I told this to Dr. Horton when he mentioned something about my life being hard. At least Ill be able to help others that will go through what I already have in my short life, no matter their age. Then you have the joseph Crabtree’s whose job as a probation officer for teens is to help them. On the weekends he has parties that include under aged drinking

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    I did my very first community service here during my 9th grade summer. This community service was hosted by LA Food Bank where my Upward Bound peers and I went to a warehouse full of food and selectively packed them for about 4 hours. These packed food included vegetables such as broccoli and fruits such as peach which were being headed straight to the homeless throughout the LA county

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    Personal Essay This year I graduated from South Hills High School as a Gold Seal Program Architectural student, an all-District First place Tennis Champion and an Upward Bound student. There are many reasons for me choosing TCC as my first college to go to, it is closer to home and most economical. I plan on getting all my basic courses out of the way and studying Animal Science degree to be a Veterinarian. On the side I may be studying Interior Design to be a home decorator and to study Agriculture

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    what to expect in the near future and unaware if I am ready to handle myself out in the real world. However, I want to change that and transition my mind from not having a single clue to being prepared on tackling obstacles over the years. With Upward Bound, this can give me a proper glimpse of what to expect as I enter into college. In less than two years, I will be graduating soon with little to no knowledge on how my dream college will be like. From how to manage my classes to being financially

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    (2014) mentioned that upward Bound programs a TRiO program, which is a program designed to help underprivileged students or first generation student have more accessibility to higher education was introduced. The program emerged when the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 was established as to response to President Johnson’s war on poverty. It was later in 1972 when Upward Bound programs initiated a response to helping military and veteran students, that’s when Veteran Upward Bound programs were created

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