UPDATE: Upward Bound and Talent Search Programs information amid COVID-19 during the Spring 2020 semester!

As you are aware, the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has prompted a number of entities (universities, school districts, businesses and more) across the country and nation to rethink the ways in which we interact with one another.  Therefore, as of March 16, 2020, the Upward Bound and Talent Search programs will cancel all face-to-face meetings and activities until further notice.

We are and will continue to follow all of the University of New Orleans, City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana and CDC guidelines and mandates during this pandemic.

More information to come in the near future. Thanks for understanding and adherence.

Be safe, stay healthy and obey warnings.

We Are Excited!

Upward Bound and Talent Search Programs will take place this summer!!!

Yes, mid-school year, we were given lemons……COVID-19. It changed the way we learn, live and work…….forever!

Yes, honestly speaking, some students performed well and others struggled. Either way, it’s OK.  This was a challenging time for all of us!

Yes, there is a sweet spot in all of this.  To enhance this year’s core subjects and to give you a strong start for next school year,  help is on the way!           

As we prepare for Summer 2020 and beyond, we are recruiting ELIGIBLE rising 9th and/or current 9th graders from our TARGET SCHOOLS for the Upward Bound 6-week summer 2020 program.

Deadline is May 31, 2020.

As a member of these programs, we expect FULL PARTICIPATION, COMMITMENT and SERIOUSNESS of all students and STRONG SUPPORT of our parents! 

Please help us make this endeavor a very successful one. 

Our Upward Bound (UB) TARGET SCHOOLS are:

ORLEANS PARISH-Project PASS Contact: sfrisco@uno.edu

Eleanor McMain High School

George W. Carver High School

Cohen College Prep High School

McDonogh #35 High School

Warren Easton Charter High School

JEFFERSON PARISH-Projects JPUB & REACH Contact: nrking@uno.edu

Bonnabel High School

Grace King High School

East Jefferson High Schools

Riverdale High School

Lake Ponchartrain with Dr. Phil !

Today was specimen collection day at the lake with Dr. Phil. Tomorrow students will take a look at the critters and water beasties they collected, identify them and learn about the ecosystem around the end of Bayou St. John and Lake Ponchartrain.

Summer is here!

Upward Bound Summer Program 2018

Dates: June 4 – July 12

Times: Monday-Thursday: 8:30am – 2:00pm

             Friday: 8:30am – 12:30pm

*Breakfast will take place in the UC from 8:30-8:50am prior to class each morning*

Location: UNO Education Building

Transportation: Buses will be provided to/from UNO each day. Click here for info.

Field Trips and Special Events

Summer Calendar Pic

Most days we will have academic classes in the mornings and college and career readiness activities after lunch. On Thursdays we will go on field trips. Please make sure that all students and parents are signed up for Remind texts as we will be communicating with you regularly during the summer. Click here to sign up.

As always, feel free to contact program advisors Robin, John, and Emma and associate directors Stephanie and Laurie if you have any questions.

New Orleans Museum of Art

We had a great time visiting NOMA with some of our seniors last week. We loved the special exhibits, especially A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes

After touring the museum we walked around the sculpture garden and ate lunch in City Park. It turned out to be a gorgeous day!

Did you know that NOMA admission is FREE for Louisiana residents on Wednesdays and free EVERY DAY for teenagers?! Go check it out and let us know what you think!