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The Upward Bound One Ocean Summer Academy Program runs from May 29 to July 1st. One Ocean integrates the well-known Project STEMulate program, units and lessons of the T3 or Teaching Through Technology Alliance, and a focus on climate challenges facing Maui County and Alaska, using curriculum, growth mindset, design thinking and problem-based learning modules. Students will work in teams to research and develop solutions for climate challenges faced in Maui County and Alaska.  Through design thinking, rapid prototyping, scientific research, and storytelling supports, students will become active citizens of Maui Nui and Alaska working to build climate resilience here at home.


Upward Bound provides a 5-week summer program for students to experience college.  The goal of the summer program is for students not only to prepare themselves academically for college, but to also gain confidence to continue onto college after high school graduation.  


This unique experience changes student’s lives!


The 2022 Summer Academy is a collaborative initiative between three groups committed to supporting and advancing educational opportunities for future change makers.

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TRiO Upward Bound is an engaging educational program that prepares low-income first-generation high school students for college. The program consists of a summer and academic-year component for participants from Baldwin, Maui, and Molokai High Schools. 

This program works to improve the graduation rates of high school students and increase the number of UB College Bound graduates who enter colleges and universities. UB College Bound offers two strands: a school year program that works with 10 high schools in Alaska, called “target schools,” along with three distinct six-week summer residential programs held on the UAF campus.

T3 encourages students to pursue STEM careers by teaching new technologies and demonstrating to them that one’s STEM capacity is not fixed or limited.

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