Upward Bound is an academic pre-college initiative designed to prepare low-income/first generation high school students for success in higher education.
The program serves more than 80 students in grades 9 through 12 from Battle Creek area schools.
The purpose of the Mid America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel shall be to bring together into a work and study community those persons who have an active interest in or who are professionally involved in broadening accessibility to and success in formal postsecondary education. Although the Association will have a broad base of student concern, it will be particularly concerned about those students who by reason of socioeconomic station, ethnic definition, physical handicap and/or restricted cultural educational experiences find themselves in a position of disadvantage with traditional mainstream American students.
Upward Bound services
- Academic tutoring in college preparatory courses
- Academic, personal, and career assessment advising
- College visitation/cultural events
- Tuition at no cost for six credit hours at Kellogg Community College for eligible recent graduates of Upward Bound
- Free textbooks for courses taken during the bridge component
- Academic assessment and support services provided at no cost by the KCC Division of Student Services
- The Bridge Component is a division of Student Support Services
- Academic instruction in college preparatory courses
- Study skills, college planning, and career exploration courses
- College tours, social and cultural events
- The Department of Education’s Upward Bound site
- Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP)
- Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce
Office hours (at Battle Creek Central High School)
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
Summer hours (at KCC’s North Avenue campus)
- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays
- 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays