West Texas A&M University

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Upward Bound Programs and Activities

Programs and Activities

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Cultural trip - Tent Rocks National Monument
Cultural trip - Library of Congress

  Students in computer, math, science, study skills, history, art, English, Spanish and ACT preparation studies receive:

  • Use of the Hastings Electronic Learning Center
  • Individualized tutoring in various subject areas
  • Career planning
  • College planning services
  • Academic counseling services
  • Study skills seminars
  • College preparatory courses
  • Cultural and leadership activities
  • Parent involvement activities
  • Financial aid and scholarship advising
  • Application assistance



Residential Program Summer Activities

All students live on the WTAMU campus in residence halls for the duration of summer camp.

  • Registration
  • Ropes course
  • Splash Amarillo water park
  • Academic classes
  • Upward Bound dance
  • Tour of local colleges and universities
  • Movies on campus and in town
  • Pool parties
  • Academic Bowl
  • Leadership activity
  • Wonderland Park
  • Culture trip
  • Activities Center programs
  • Texas Musical Drama
  • Parent meetings  - Camp Kick Off/Cook Out
Night out - Wonderland Amusement Park
Mentor planned activity - water balloon volleyball toss

 Academic Saturday Enrichment Programs

Throughout the regular school year, students attend classes, tutoring and group counseling activities. Individual counseling on academic, financial aid, scholarships, college admissions and career interests are provided for each participant. Seminars on college readiness, financial aid and career fields are a regular part of the program. Upward Bound staff also conduct many of these activities through outreach services at target schools. View the Academic Saturday Enrichment program schedule.

Upward Bound students have opportunities to attend cultural events such as theater productions, museums, ballet performances and presentations by guest speakers.