Conyngham Student Center 570-408-3232 (T) 570-408-4907 (F) Email
From late June through early August students come to Wilkes
to experience college life during a six-week residential program. They live in a residence hall supervised by Upward Bound staff and attend full days of classes and activities.
Morning classes, which prepare students for the next high school year, include such courses as chemistry, physics, composition, communications, reading, geometry, and study skills.
In the afternoons, students participate in a career placement program, extracurricular classes such as art and drama, and personal development discussions.
Evenings are devoted to study time and recreational and social activities such as sports, arts and crafts, aerobics, and photography.
Special events include trips to state parks and historical sites such as Gettysburg and Philadelphia.
The intensive six-week program gives students a chance to grow
academically, socially, and personally by providing individual attention, career exploration, academic classes, tutoring, personal development, information about college, financial aid information, academic advisement, and SAT preparation.