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Parent Group Committees

There are several committees on which the parents or guardians of Upward Bound students are encouraged to participate.

The Planning Committee:

  • assists in the planning, coordination and chaperoning of Upward Bound sponsored activities.
  • works directly with Upward Bound staff in developing social and educational activities for both students and parents.
  • establishes a yearly calendar of events.
  • identifies potential parental workshop topics (i.e. adolescent coping strategies, financial planning, monitoring students academic progress, etc.)

The Fundraising Committee:

  • initiates ideas, investigate resources and coordinate fund-raising efforts.
  • works closely with Upward Bound staff and other parents components to solicit money-raising ideas.
  • develops, identifies and plans 2-3 annual fund-raising activities (i.e. raffles, bake sales, etc.).

The Communication/Phone Tree Committee:

  • maintains monthly contact with parents via telephone or correspondence.
  • contacts and coordinates parental involvement in program activities.
  • develops and maintains current mailing list of all parents.
  • develops regular mailings to parents.
  • works in conjunction with Upward Bound staff.

The Publicity/Advertising Committee:

  • designs and prepares brochures, posters correspondence, tickets and other media resources to advertise student and parent activities.
  • develops a parent newsletter twice a year.
  • develops a speaker's bureau that discuses and disseminates Upward Bound information to community-based and private sector organizations.

The Nutrition/Chaperoning Committee:

  • shops, prepares, orders and serves food for snacks during Saturday tutorials.
  • plans and prepares refreshments and menus for student, parent or other special events.
  • identifies parents available to chaperone student activities.