ORS has some exciting news we want to share!
As you know, we are always striving to provide new and better opportunities for our students. This past summer we had the opportunity to write and apply for a one-time computer science supplemental grant of $40,000 for each of our four Upward Bound Programs for the 2018-2019 academic year.
We have been recently notified that all four of our programs received the grant, totaling $160,000 worth of funding! This award is in addition to the current fiscal year continuation award under the existing Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science grants. These supplemental funds are earmarked to provide computer science services to our participants.
What does this mean for Upward Bound Students?
We are going to provide more great STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) opportunities for our students! We are currently brainstorming ideas and are hoping to offer computer science workshops throughout the academic year, robotics and coding classes during our summer program, and intensive hands-on STEM activities on our academic/summer field trips.
We are looking forward to all the new knowledge and exposure the students will obtain from these opportunities! Please let us know if you have any questions.