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UB MCCC Parent and Student Kick off presentation-9/24/11


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Upward Bound Parent and Student :

Upward Bound Parent and Student Kick off Celebration September 24 th, 2011 11am-2pm

For Discussion Today::

For Discussion Today: Revisit the Mission and Goals . Vision for the Year and Beyond. Expectations. Resources. Questions and Answers.

Revisit the mission and goals:

Revisit the mission and goals

The Mission of Upward Bound:

The Mission of Upward Bound Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher educational pursuits. The Upward Bound program at Montgomery County Community College serves a selected group of high school students from both Norristown and Pottstown high school. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate with a bachelors degree from a postsecondary educational institution. Source : http://

The financial payoff of completing a college degree:

The financial payoff of completing a college degree sssss Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Core tenets of our program :

Core tenets of our program Scholarship - Students should come focused, prepared , and ready to learn and excel academically. Commitment - Students are expected to attend After-School tutoring, College Prep Saturdays, trips, and the Summer Academy. Excessive absences may result in termination from the program. Integrity - Students must always present themselves with the highest level of respect expected for Upward Bound participants.



Vision for the Year and Beyond:

Vision for the Year and Beyond

College Prep Saturday Schedule:

10/8/2011 8:30am -3:30pm 11/12/2011 8:30am -3:30pm 12/10/2011 8:30am -3:30pm 1/21/2012 8:30am -3:30pm 2/18/2012 8:30am -3:30pm 3/24/2012 8:30am -3:30pm 4/14/2012 8:30am -3:30pm 5/19/2012 8:30am -3:30pm College Prep Saturday Schedule

Global competition :

The best employers the world over will be looking for the most competent, most creative, and most innovative people on the face of the earth and will be willing to pay them top dollar for their services. This will be true not just for the top professionals and managers, but up and down the length and breadth of the workforce. Strong skills in English, mathematics, technology, and science, as well as literature, history, and the arts will be essential for many; beyond this, candidates will have to be comfortable with ideas and abstractions, good at both analysis and synthesis, creative and innovative, self-disciplined and well organized, able to learn very quickly and work well as member of a team and have the flexibility to adapt quickly to frequent changes in the labor market as the shifts in the economy become ever faster and more dramatic. Source: The National Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce (2007), Global competition

Classes & workshops offered this year:

Classes English Composition. Math Applications. College Admissions. 21 st Century Readiness (i.e. 4cs). Ethnic & Global Studies through Technology . Effective Communication. Workshops Personal Branding. What Every C ollege S avvy Student Should K now. Financial and Economic Literacy. Race, Racism, and Diversity. Leadership Development. Being a Student A thlete on The C ollegiate L evel. Paying For College. Classes & workshops offered this year

College prep groups:

College prep groups

First assignment for the effective communications course :

For 0ct 8 th Students need to give a 3-5 minute oral presentation on their goals for the year (i.e. academic, athletic, personal). Students need to be creative with their presentation (i.e. PowerPoint, poetry, spoken word). Students need to articulate their action steps for accomplishing their goals. First assignment for the effective communications course

Expectations :


Expectations for the year and beyond :

Expectations for the year and beyond Keep pressing forward in every area of your life. Push yourself to improve on your grades and academic skill development. Strive for excellency ( we’re raising the bar ). Embrace and model the concept of peer mentoring. Let’s be accountable to each other. Trust is needed to complete this journey. Let’s engage in constant communication. We’re in this together (“I am Because We Are!”)


TPS Scholarship Database http :// http:// Montgomery County Community College Tutoring Services Resources

LET’s embrace this thought for the year :

LET’s embrace this thought for the year Our Greatest Fear It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually , who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. it's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others. — Marianne Williamson




THANK YOU Staff Contact Information 1 . Nicole Henderson M.A. – Program Director 215-641-6576 (office) 501-413-1483 (cell) [email protected] 2. Lucretia Brown M.A.- Program Coordinator Pottstown Area School District Pottstown Campus (West) 610-718-1927 (office) 610-741-3931 (cell) 3. Ronald W. Whitaker, II M.S.Ed.; M.B.A.- Program Coordinator Norristown Area School District Blue Bell Campus (Central) 215-619-7407 (office) 484-686-4743 (cell) [email protected] 4.Yasmin Jean-Baptiste A.A.- Upward Bound Administrative Assistant Pottstown Campus (West) 215-461-1115 [email protected]

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