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Crystal Stringer Phone Icon (423)569-7957
  Mrs. Jeni (in the guidence office)

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Meet New People! We have over 150 students from about 12 different schools in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Make Money!!! That's right. You get paid to be in our program. If you attend all of our meetings, you get $40 a month and you can get $100 for attending our summer component.

Take Free Trips! In Upward Bound we provide several trips per year to those who participate inour program. We do thing's such as dinner theaters, Broadway plays, bowling, ice skating, theme parks, zoos, museums, and colleges. Some of these trips may involve an overnight trip to Nashvile, Atlanta, or Cincinati. We also provide a 4 to 5 day trip for those students who attend the summer comonent. We have visited such places as Chicago, Orlando, Washington D.C., and New York.

How Upward Bound Works: In order to be in Upward Bound you must maintain a GPA of 2.0. You must meet with an advisor once a week, and attend one Saturday meeting a month. Saturday meetings consist of workshops at our base college in Lincoln Memorial University. Transportation is provided to the meeting. You will be paid $5 for every meeting with your advisor, and $20 per Saturday  meeting. That's a total of $40 per month. However, there is a 60 probation period when you start the program. Also, we do monitor your grades and require tutoring if any of your grades at school drop below a C.

Our summer program is a six week program from the first of June through the first week of July ay Lincoln Memorial University. During the first five weeks you will live on campus in the dorms with approximatly 120 other Upward Bound students. You will have classes in the morning, and recreational activites in the evening. Some of the evening activities include swimming, basketball, volleyball, karaoke night, movie night, and dances. We do come home of the weekends and transportation is provided. After the five weeks on campus we take a week trip to some of the places mentioned above such as Oralndo or New York. If you get the oppertunity to attend our summer component you will be paid $100 before we leave for our big trip, provided your grades and attendence are good. Please know, and rember, that everything you do with Upward Bound is paid for and is totally free to you. We pay for all trips, transportation, meals, accommodations, and activites.