Dundalk Upward Bound

Since Dundalk Upward Bound’s inception in 2004, we have proudly serviced students attending Chesapeake High School, Dundalk High School, Kenwood High School, Parkville High School, Patapsco High School, and Overlea High School.

Our program serves as an intensive enrichment program designed to enhance the academic and personal growth of low- income and potential first generation college students. Participants are “…Moving from Promise to Purpose to Power…” as they discover their place in the world.

Program Highlights

The CCBC Dundalk Upward Bound Program is divided into two components. An academic year component, and a summer component.

Services provided

  • Academic advisement
  • Academic instruction and tutorial assistance
  • Career exploration opportunities
  • College survival skills workshops
  • Financial aid workshops
  • Mentoring
  • Early College Access Planning and support

Academic component

  • 20 week program
  • Bowling, movies, etc.
  • Career Exploration
  • College Fair and tours
  • Saturday Academy - tutoring and academic instruction
  • SAT preparation
  • Stipend for participation

Summer component

  • 6 week program
  • Academic advising
  • Academic instruction
  • Cultural activities
  • Overnight college tours
  • Plays and musicals
  • Recreational outings
  • Students success skill training

Career Academy Model

The Summer and Academic components are implemented through the program’s Career Academy model. The idea behind this premise is that as an academic enrichment/ college preparatory program, our role is to not only assist students with excelling throughout high school or getting into college, but to also lay a foundation of exposure into career exploration.

The Career Academy model creates smaller learning communities within its program with core- college preparatory and tutorial services and work- based learning experiences. These experiences will be supported by industry partners that will guide students towards centralizing their personal interests and career aspirations into academies; which will foster opportunities for students to experience various careers through lectures, seminars, trips and conferences.

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