During the summer, Upward Bound hosts a six week residential component that gives students the opportunity to reside on the historic Kentucky State University. Kentucky State University, a historically black land grant university, is home to about 2,500 students. The University obtains numerous majors including Business Administration, Public Administration, Nursing, and Education. However, what are most unique are its Agriculture and Aquaculture programs.
While on the campus of Kentucky State University, UB participants receive the “college experience.” By taking summer classes in English, Writing, Math, and Science as well as Foreign Language, students are prepared for the upcoming school year while being prepared for college.
Participants are also enriched in computer skills, ACT test prep, educational and cultural trips to various locations such as the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY., Kings Islands, in Cincinnati, OH, Coco Beach, Florida and Universal Studios. They also attended several colleges and universities including: University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta University, and Spelman College.
Anyone interested in the Upward Bound program, please contact:
Gill Finley, Director, Upward Bound
Kentucky State University
400 East Main Street