Upward Bound Summer Institute
Program Dates: June 26 – August 4, 2017
What is the Umoja Upward Bound program?
The Umoja Upward Bound (UB) program supports a cohort of 50 students at Manley Career Academy High School on Chicago's West Side. Its purpose is to develop the skills and motivation necessary for success in a program of postsecondary education, and to increase the rate at which low-income students and first generation college students complete secondary school and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. To that end, Umoja UB provides a comprehensive array of intensive support services throughout the academic year and summer: collaboration and partnership with Manley teachers; academic, financial, career and personal advising; tutoring and study skills development; college and career exploration workshops; Saturday Academic Institutes; college trips; cultural events; and parent activities.
The Umoja UB Summer Institute is a 6-week non-residential program designed to strengthen academic skills, increase social skills, prepare students for college life, and provide exposure to cultural and career opportunities.
The program has the capacity to serve 25-30 students during the summer of 2017. In addition to exposure to college campuses, cultural events, career exploration, and several other core program components, the Summer Institute is focused primarily on academic content, teaching curriculum that covers core subject areas.
Our hope is to present the students with instruction in the subject areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Spanish that will build on what they have learned during the school year. We also, introduce them to subject material that will develop their skills for the next school year, as well as prepare them for the ACT. The UB Summer Institute will be hosted at a local university in Chicago. Umoja Upward Bound hires qualified instructors in core subject areas and also works with a number of community and business partners to facilitate engaging workshops and sessions.
Summer Institute Instructor: Job Description
Upward Bound instructors have the responsibility to develop a six week curriculum in their subject area (Math, English, Science, and Spanish) that will engage students through classroom instruction and learning activities. Instructors are expected to provide a positive learning environment, serve as positive role models, and assess student performance and progress. The position reports to the Upward Bound Director.
The program will run June 26 to August 4, 2017, Monday-Friday. The week of July 4th, instructors are expected to work Monday, Wednesday-Friday, with Tuesday off.
Math, English, and Science Instructors:
Each instructor will be responsible for teaching three 60 minute class sessions daily four days of the week:
- One 60 minute class session for 9th grade students
- One 60 minute class session for 10th grade students
- One 60 minute class session for 11th & 12th grade students
The instructor will be responsible for teaching two 60 minute class sessions daily, four days of the week:
- One 60 minute class session for 9th and 10th grade students
- One 60 minute class session for 11th and 12th grade students
- Develop course syllabus & course curriculum
- Provide instruction as assigned
- Evaluate each participant's performance & progress
- Attend Upward Bound staff meetings and staff orientation
- Maintain accurate records on each participant
- Participate in Summer Showcase Night and other program activities
- Other duties as assigned