LETTER: Volunteers needed for Upward Bound

Apr. 19, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Few of us can say we achieved success alone. Our friends, colleagues, teachers and advisers have helped us get where we are today. But not every high school student has access to the same support. Lee, Chatham and Orange county schools are full of students with the ability, but not the resources, to succeed academically.

That’s why UNC-Chapel Hill’s chapter of the national college-access program Upward Bound needs you to tutor low-income and at-risk high school students from Lee, Durham and Orange counties. Many of these students dream of being the first in their family to attend college. All of them, like you, need support and help to reach their dreams.

Our volunteer tutors can participate in Upward Bound’s After-School Sessions or the monthly Saturday Enrichment Academy. They help students who have been selected to participate in the Upward Bound program, tutoring them in history, math, English, foreign languages and more.

Each hour you volunteer brings a student one step closer to his or her dreams. Volunteer tutors are constantly needed during the academic year, so contact Upward Bound’s Academic Adviser, Donovan Livingston, any time at (919) 843-4686 or dlivingston@unc.edu.

Brittany Darst
UNC-Chapel Hill, Class of 2014
Chapel Hill