Campus News

Upward Bound Seeks Jobs for Participants

Story posted May 15, 1999

May 5, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Upward Bound begins its thirty fourth summer session at Bowdoin on June 20. Once again, talented students from across Maine will participate in a rigorous academic program designed to motivate and prepare low-income youth for college.

This summer, Upward Bound would like the help of offices and departments on campus. An important component of the intensive, six-week summer experience is a partnership with the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program. Funding allows Upward Bound to place as many as 50 students in part-time jobs on campus and in town. Each summer a number of Bowdoin offices and departments host student workers. Upward Bound invites Bowdoin departments and offices to consider hosting an Upward Bound student this summer.

Participating employers benefit by having a willing and motivated worker at no cost to the department.or office. The student benefits by gaining professional experience and earning a decent summer wage. For many students, the Upward Bound work experience is their first exposure to a professional work place. Such exposure can be a deciding factor in whether a student pursues post-secondary education. To host an Upward Bound student is to contribute positively to the life of a young person who has experienced few educational or economic opportunities.

Upward Bound summer jobs start on June 21 and continue through July 30. Work hours are available from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday. To volunteer to have a student worker or for more information, contact the Upward Bound Office at 725-3559.

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