On April 2, Ouachita Baptist University’s Upward Bound program will host Upward Bound Saturday, a regular event that invites students and their families to learn about college and the attainability of a postsecondary education. The event will be held in McClellan Hall 100 and will begin at 10 a.m.
Funded by Ouachita’s TRIO program, Upward Bound encourages youth to begin considering higher education options. Established in 1966, Upward Bound reaches out to 15 school districts throughout southwest Arkansas and targets students in a low-income demographic or those whose parents did not attend college.
“Our purpose is to serve students who are underserved,” Terrence Carter said, “and make college a tradition in these families.” Carter serves as director of Ouachita’s Upward Bound program.
Through the program, students are able to become familiar not only with Ouachita’s campus but with university culture in general.
For more information about Upward Bound, contact Terrence Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Breanne Goodrum