Campus Visit, University of Tennessee, Fall 2010
Campus Visit
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Fall 2010

Services & Resources

We provide services, support, motivation, and encouragement to stimulate each student's educational achievement and to prepare students for the pursuit of postsecondary education.

The central theme of our services is to create opportunities for our participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Our services are free to participants. In addition, they may receive a stipend for satisfactory participation. However, additional funds may be required from program participants for other extracurricular activities. Briefly, the list of services we offer include:


instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language
information on the full range of Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits
guidance and assistance on secondary school reentry, alternative education programs
entry into general educational development programs or postsecondary education
academic tutoring and financial advising
hands-on college-prep projects and activities
exploration of a range of career and college options
access to cultural events and educational activities usually unavailable to low-income youth
assistance in completing college entrance, scholarship searches, and financial aid applications
assistance in researching and selecting a post-secondary educational institution
community-building opportunities
mentoring and job shadow program
leadership enhancement

Our Services

Laptop
Laptop
We have a select number of laptops for our students use. Apart from utilizing the laptops for ACT/SAT test taking, we use them for technical training as well.
Calculator
Calculator
We are stocked with a small number of graphing calculators, which aid our students to get a grip on test taking, number crunching, and some calculus.
Printer
Printer
Do you have college applications or documents that you want to print? Well, we have a TRIO Student Computer Lab with a printer for your printing needs.
Fax
Fax
You have a document to fax to one of the postsecondary institutions that you have applied or plan to, and we have a fax machine to take care of that.
Computer Lab
Computer Lab
Our TRIO Student Computer Lab has desktops, and is WiFi enabled. We use this space to host our participants for technical training sessions, college and university research etc.
Technology Awareness
Technology Awareness
A right tool can make the task at hand productive. Nothing beats technology in productivity. So, we offer training on various technologies that can help our participants with school and college.
Supplemental Instruction
Supplemental Instruction
After school curricular, cocurricular and supplemental instruction goes a long way towards a student's success in school. We have such activities planned year round with this thought in mind.
Summer Programs
Summer Programs
We have a set of sound summer programs. We offer instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language at UNL and also take our participants on campus visits.
Campus Visits
Campus Visits
Through campus visits to various colleges and universities, we bring to our students, especially seniors, the awareness of various college degrees and majors.
College Research
College Research
A right college and major can make a great difference to one's life. Our staff members are ready to work with you and make this process productive and eventful.
College Admissions
College Admissions
We have dedicated staff members who are well versed with the college admission process. We can assist you in completing application forms, recommendation letters etc.
College Survival
College Survival
Getting into college is the first step, staying course and graduating is the target. So, we equip our students how to navigate college as they work towards their graduation.
College Entrance Exam
College Entrance Exam
We assist our participants in taking college entrance exams, such as SAT. We work towards getting them ready both academically and mentally for test taking through practice tests.
Financial Literacy
Financial Literacy
We offer financial literacy sessions for our students, and their parents to make them aware of college costs and the process to secure financial aid and scholarships.
College Financial Aid
College Financial Aid
An important part of succeding in college is a sound financial plan. We will provide you with financial aid information and assist in completing forms, such as FAFSA.
Scholarship Assistance
Scholarship Assistance
There are numerous scholarships and grants that help you pay for college in part of full. We work with our students to identify the right scholarship and help you apply in a timely fashion.
Academic Advising
Academic Advising
The academic success of our students is at the center of our activities. We work with them towards this goal with an academic plan, timely advising and periodic assessment.
Academic Tutoring
Academic Tutoring
We provide instruction & tutorial assistance to improve mathematics, reading, writing, study skills, and other subjects necessary for success in high school and beyond.
Study Skills
Study Skills
Some of us are visual learners and some verbal. Our staff is willing to work with you to assess and identify study skills areas where you might want focus on improving.
Math Tutoring & Academics
Math Tutoring & Academics
We offer our participants math tutoring and academic activities tailored to their skill. During these sessions we create opportunities to hone their math abilities for their classes and college entrance exams.
LEP Instruction
LEP Instruction
We have tailored teaching instructional techniques for students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Our goal is to help them learn English and equip them to meet the challenging high school academic content.
GED/HS Equivalency
GED/HS Equivalency
If you are looking to get back and complete secondary education, we can help you with GED prep, HS equivalency test, reentry planning, readmission application etc.
Referral Services
Referral Services
We can help to get your life back on track through various referral services, such as basic needs, academic, employment, legal, physical and mental health, substance abuse, vocational rehab etc.
Informational Workshops
Informational Workshops
Throughout the year, we host several informational workshops to disseminate information on high school success, importance of college, securing funding for college etc.
Career Awareness
Career Awareness
If you have a specific interest or are unsure what career options would best fit you, we can help you explore what's out there and can even find someone whom you can shadow.
Personal & Peer Counseling
Personal & Peer Counseling
Our staff members are seasoned professionals and chances are we have on more than one occassion assisted someone in the same boat as you. Come talk to us and we will be happy to help.
Professional Mentoring
Professional Mentoring
We have mentoring programs taking into account your interests and what you want to do in college and after. If we cannot be of assistance, we will strive to find someone who can.
Research Activities
Research Activities
By working with faculty members at UNL and LPS, we bring to our students opportunities for research activities that is in sync with their interests and what they plan to major in college.
Cultural Activities
Cultural Activities
A holistic approach during schooling is essential for a well-rounded experience. We offer our participants opportunities to attend cultural events on-campus and in the community.
Family Activities
Family Activities
At workshops, we bring the parents of our participants together to stress the importance of a college degree. We also elaborate on opportunities, the application and financial aid process.
Leadership Development
Leadership Development
We provide our participants numerous opportunities to enhance their leadership capabilities. Some of the exercises we conduct include mock trial, topic presentations, community leadership etc.
Target School Advocacy
Target School Advocacy
We have the same goals as our participants' teachers. We work them to keep you informed about upcoming events, curricular, cocurricular and extracurricular school activities.
Community Building
Community Building
Volunteering is an opportunity to give back to the community and is required for all participants. Please contact Hugo to find a volunteer site or address any concerns.
The Upward Bound staff assisted me with exploring various career options, helped me with college applications and complete financial aid. Quang C Tran Alumnus, 2003