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Summer Component

Each summer Upward Bound students are required to participate in a six week summer program.  
This summer component is designed to simulate a college atmosphere. Program participants get an opportunity to reside on campus at Avila University and experience a college atmosphere.

At the Summer Excellence Institute (SEI), students receive instructions in their core classes. Students also attend enrichment classes that are designed to help them develop and enhance a variety of skills such as study skills, goal setting, time management, and public speaking. During the sixth and final week of the summer program, students go on a reward trip. Students are selected for the trip based on their overall performance during the summer. (For more details, refer to the student handbook.) Participants tour the sites of the destination city and various colleges along the way. Past destinations have included New Orleans, Dallas, Chicago, Washington D.C., Dallas, Atlanta, Saint Louis, Memphis, Birmingham, New Mexico, and Denver.

Schools UB Serves (Target Schools)
Grandview High School
Ruskin High School