Summer Program Seeks Professional Mentors

The Truman Upward Bound project is searching for career mentors for high school students who will be on campus during June and July. During the 2014 summer session, Upward Bound expects to place 10 rising 12th grade high school students in jobs related to their professional interests. The job supervisors, who must be degreed professionals, will function as career mentors to the students as they encourage them to pursue a post-secondary education and discuss career options within their field of specialty. Students will provide 30 hours of free labor to the supervisor from June 8-July 3.
Upward Bound, a part of the Truman campus since 1966, is funded to build in low-income and first-generation high school students the skills and motivation necessary for college success. Services are provided in six Northeast Missouri counties on a year-round basis from the sophomore to the senior years in high school. Project participants meet in weekly after-school meetings throughout the academic year and spend six weeks in the summer on the Truman campus in a college-preparatory residential session.

First priority for job placements will be given to on-campus professionals. Professors and campus offices interested in receiving more information about a student worker for the 2014 summer session should contact Upward Bound at 660.785.4244 or by April 25.