Our Summer Institute component is actually the yearly start of the Upward Bound Program for new and returning participants. During the summer, UB participants have the opportunity to take academic preparation courses in Math, Language Arts, Science, and Foreign Languages, all of which are designed to give them a head start in school for the following school year. Also students are encouraged to adopt effective study habits that will follow them throughout their high school career and beyond.
Over the course of the summer, student participants engage in a full menu of college preparatory activities such as academic enrichment course work, mentorship activities, college admissions workshops, and motivational speakers. We incorporated co-circular workshops to allow each student to experience many hands on activities and gather resources that can better prepare them for college.
1-Week Residential Component
The programs’ 1-week residential component allows every summer UB participants have the opportunity to live on the FAU Boca Raton campus. This part of our summer program is designed to give students a glimpse of what college life is like by giving them a chance to live in the dorms, have roommates, attend classes in university facilities, and dine at the marketplace or breezeway food court.
To be eligible for FAU Upward Bound student must be a U.S. citizen or Eligible resident that attends one of the following target area schools:
Blanche Ely High School, Boyd Anderson High School, Coconut Creek High School, Dillard High School, Hallandale High School, McArthur High School, Northeast High School, South Broward High School
The student must meet one of the following criteria:
- Family income must meet federal guidelines and/or
- Neither parent obtained a four-year degree from a college or university