A group of Fort Wayne high school students who are members of Purdue Fort Wayne’s TRIO Upward Bound program attended the Jurassic World Rule Your Future STEAM Symposium this summer at Universal Studios Hollywood. At the time, they were told they’d receive free laptops from Comcast, and the surprise presentation happened Saturday in the Liberal Arts Building where the students were taking a paleontology class.
Upward Bound works with income-eligible and first-generation college-bound students from New Haven, North Side, South Side, and Wayne/New Tech high schools. The goal of the Upward Bound college preparatory program at PFW is to provide services to help students graduate high school and enroll in college. Upward Bound assists in the development of academic and social skills needed to succeed in a collegiate environment.
The nine-month Academic Year Component provides academic advising, tutoring, college prep, financial literacy, professional development, and exposure to exciting cultural experiences. During the six-week Summer Academy Component, students can experience college life firsthand by taking classes on the PFW campus and staying in Student Housing. Students may also have opportunities to travel while in the program.