DYC's Upward Bound (UWB) Lauded for Efforts in Teaching Entrepreneurship
This summer UWB offered an innovative financial literacy curriculum for students.
Buffalo, New York – November 23, 2015 – Statistics shows that students from underrepresented groups have more barriers to college enrollment and success. The D'Youville College Upward Bound Program (UWB) is an education-focused support program that assists low-income, first-generation students address these barriers and prepare for a successful college education.
Each summer, 40 high school students participate in D'Youville College's six-week summer Upward Bound program. This year's summer program curriculum included financial literacy and entrepreneurship taught by Phylicia Brown, the program's financial literacy instructor. Brown introduced the JA Be Entrepreneurial curriculum to students, which included a networking mixer, creating business cards for students, and inviting local young entrepreneurs to campus to talk to UWB students about success in the business world. Junior Achievement USA lauded her efforts in a recent article.
Funding for Upward Bound comes from the U.S. Department of Education and is awarded to DYC, who partners with Buffalo Public Schools to deliver services to selected students.
Antwan K. Barlow
Director, Upward Bound