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Upward Bound Fall Component
During the academic school year, Upward Bound offers great opportunities for students to achieve and succeed. The fall component consists of supplemental classes that boosts and reinforces instruction that is already being taught in the schools.

Classes are held on the campus of West Virginia State University two Saturdays a month, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Lunch is provided.

Participants are expected to attend at least 10 of the 16 scheduled academic sessions in order to participate in the summer component.

Community Service

Participants are also expected to engage in community service throughout the fall component. All students must participate in the Freerice.com program and choose an additional option below.

Freerice.com: All Upward Bound participants must be involved in the Freerice.com program. Free Rice is an internet based program that provides 10 grains of rice for the hungry for each correct answer given to a specific question. This is an educational program on various subjects that will increase your learning power as well as feed a hungry child or adult. Each Upward Bound participant is expected to contribute 1000 grains of rice a month. This can be achieved by answering 100 questions a month, or two questions a day.

Pop Tabs: Pop tabs will be collected for the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House provides lodging for parents and terminally ill children. A minimum of 50 pop tabs each academic session is required to count as a contribution.

Can Food: Upward Bound contributes can goods to the Union Mission, Mountain Mission, Helping Hands, WVSU Food Pantry and Sojourners. Students must bring at least two (2) cans of food each academic session to receive credit for this community service project.

Eye Glasses: The Upward Bound program supports a community service project sponsored by the Lion’s Club. The Lion’s Club collects old eye glasses irrespective of their condition and recycles them into glasses for citizens of Third World countries. Students must collect at least three (3) pairs of glasses to receive credit as a contribution.

Old Cell Phones: Old or broken cell phones are collected to support victims of domestic violence. Students must bring in at least one (1) cell phone to count toward the community service contribution.


Upward Bound also provides after-school tutoring during the Fall Component. Staff and tutors travel weekly to high schools in order to provide one-on-one assistance to participants in need. Tutoring is also available at the Upward Bound main office on the campus of West Virginia State University. Below is the UB tutoring schedule for Fall 2013.

Upward Bound Tutoring Schedule
South Charleston High School Capital High School West Virginia State University
October 8 October 9 October 10
October 22 October 16 October 17
October 29 October 23 October 24
November 5 November 6 October 31
November 12 November 13 November 7
November 19 December 4 November 14
December 3 December 11 November 21
December 10 December 18 December 2
December 17   December 12



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