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 "Upward Bound was a great asset to have throughout high school. They were always there as a back-up to make sure I was on top of my school work and they also worked with me to decide which major was best for me to pursue in college. I am now in my second semester at NCMC with business management as my intended major. Without UB, it would have been much more difficult to prepare myself for college". Quinten Adams, UB 2013 

 

 "Upward Bound has helped me fill out  the FAFSA wih their wonderful workshops durthe the monthly Extreme Saturday. Upward Bound also had workshops with  career presenters where the presenters would talk about their jobs and if somebody was interested in that area they were able to talk with them after the presntation. This helped me because I wa able to learn about a career I might have been interested in. The Upward Bound summers helped me to prepare for the courses I would take in the fall. The Upward Bound staff are amazaing, and they would motivate me to get things done to prepare me for college and would help with anything I needed help with. If it weren't for Upward Bound I'm not sure where I would be. Now I am going to NCMC, getting good grades and will be transferring to a four year college. Joining Upward Bound was the best thing that ever happened to me". Samantha Shaw, UB 2013                                                                                                                                                                               

 "Upward Bound prepared me for college in many ways. For one, UB helped me pick out a college to go to after NCMC. The many college visits that we ventured on was a big help. UB also helped me tremendously with my high school classes. High school can get pretty busy and sometimes it's hard to put aside time to focus on your schoolwork, but UB helped me through this with tutoring time each week. I will be transferring to the University of Central Missouri after NCMC to major in Biology. I look forward to my future and I am ready for a successful adventure." Molly Boyle, UB 2013        

                                                                                 

   "Upward Bound has been a very important part of my life. UB kept me on track with my school work and provided tutors when I needed help. Even after high school, UB continues to help me. I learned a lot of skills while in UB, like how to find information about colleges, scholarships, jobs, and how to interact better with others. I was very shy and didn't like talking to people before, but UB helped me open up, get to know people, and learn how to have fun with the people around me. I will be attending Bethel College in Indiana, which is a college I would've normally thought to be out of my reach. I never would have found this college if it weren't for UB, because I never knew how to research colleges. UB has really helped me with deciding on what path to take in life. I've decided to become an ASL interpreter; I didn't know how awesome sign language was until I took this course during the UB summer. Upward Bound is a wonderful program, I don't know where I would be if I hadn't have been in UB! " Hailey Osburn, UB 2013         

 

"I'm an indecisive person. I change my mind constantly and college plans were no exception. I started Upward Bound with the idea that I would become a lawyer and came out with the goal of becoming a journalist. In between those times Upward Bound helped me grow as a person and discover my areas of interest. The program showed me all my college options and introduced me to schools I would have never considered before. They helped me make my decision to go to Mizzou for the journalism program. The summer component of Upward Bound pushed me to become more independent and showed me that I can handle the college experience. During those times I also made unlikely friendships that have survived the test of time. The biggest help for me has definitely been the assistance I received in selecting a college and career path. I couldn't have done it alone". Samuel Hamilton, UB 2014