top of page

Programs & Services

Academic Year
Summer Program

Academic Year Program

The academic year runs from September to May. During this time, Upward Bound students will complete the following activities:

  • Academic Advising (twice per semester)

  • Tutoring Sessions (weekly)

  • Student Workshops (monthly)

  • Educational & Cultural Field Trips (monthly)

Summer Program

During the summer program Upward Bound students live in the college dorms on Indiana Wesleyan University’s campus for six weeks (Monday-Friday) and participate in the following activities:


Summer Courses: Students will participate in academic courses to help prepare them for the start of the next academic year.


Tutoring Sessions: Daily study sessions provide an opportunity to get individual tutoring from summer instructors or subject-specific tutors.

Social/Cultural Evening Activities & Field Trips: Students will participate in activities on and off campus such as basketball, swimming, Skyzone, laser tag, canoeing, painting, bowling, board games, and more.

Cultural Trip: The summer program will conclude with a 3 - 5 day cultural trip. Previous destinations have included Washington D.C., St. Louis, Detroit, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Chicago.


Upward Bound has been a true blessing. Since the 8th grade, I’ve been looking for a program that would be an extra hand with my child as she headed toward young adulthood. I was looking for people to help me guide her in the right direction. Upward Bound has been that group.  Upward Bound has people that care and are willing to spend their time helping my child with her future. She loves the program.

Terranika Smith - Parent of Upward Bound Student

bottom of page