May 30, 2018

Panhandle State Communications

Upward Bound on Campus for Summer Camp

Goodwell, Okla. — High school students in the Upward Bound Program at Oklahoma Panhandle State University are set to get a peek at college life during a six-week summer camp on campus this May 30 through July 20.

The Upward Bound Program at Panhandle State serves high school students year round throughout Texas County. Upward Bound is one of seven federally funded TRIO programs initiated in 1965 to promote equal opportunity in education. Nationwide, Upward Bound has helped thousands of students succeed in graduating from colleges and universities since 1966. Eligibility is based on criteria of low income and first generation for attending college. Selection is also based on recommendations from teachers and counselors and a personal interview. Upward Bound has been in existence at Panhandle State since 2002.

The Upward Bound program at Panhandle State is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Meals will be provided to all eligible children aged 18 and younger free of charge to the Upward Bound participants only. To be eligible to receive free meals at this residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Children who are part of households that receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or an AFDS assistance unit are automatically eligible to receive free meals as participants in Upward Bound, subject to completion of the free/reduced application form.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in meal service.

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