During the academic year, Upward Bound students take five or six educational/cultural field trips.
In the past, trips have included Trinity Repertory Theatre, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, The Wang Center, annual ski trips to Wachusett Mountain, many area college visits, and New England student leadership and TRiO Day student conferences. Annual TRiO Day provides students with an opportunity to attend a regional gathering of TRIO students ands staff, visit area colleges and meet admissions staff, and attend educational and college-prep workshops.
Generally, there are five weekly field trips during the summer program to area cultural and educational sites.
Students receive a small amount of stipend money each month to support and recognize their commitment to the program. This is not a "paycheck" but a small token to defray the expense of a snack while at a tutorial, or lunch while on an educational field trip or Saturday Program meeting. We recognize that students may need to reduce their hours at a part-time job in order to participate fully in Upward Bound, and the small stipend may help to offset this somewhat.