On Monday, July 8, 30 students from Texas Wesleyan’s Upward Bound Programs got out of the classroom and into the community to help feed North Texans at Fort Worth’s Community Food Bank.
Students helped assemble boxes of food for those waiting in the food pantry line, as well as snack boxes for students in after school care.
Natalie Thomas, coordinator at Texas Wesleyan Upward Bound, told the food bank that the students “want to give back to their community, not just because it looks good on a college resume, but because it makes them feel good as well.”
Earlier this summer, Upward Bound students spent the afternoon at Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County, packing more than 1,400 meals for the community.
We're giving @TexasWesleyan Upward Bound TRIO students an A+ in compassion & community support!— Meals On Wheels (@MealsOnWheelsTC) June 25, 2019
In just one afternoon they packed 1,400 meals in our kitchen & bagged over 1,000 pounds of pet food + helped with stocking & reorganizing our resource closets. pic.twitter.com/7vi4i1TY2V
Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science provide fundamental support to high school students in their preparation for college entrance. These programs provide opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.
The goal of the Upward Bound and the Upward Bound Math and Science programs are to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education, enroll in, and graduate from, institutions of postsecondary education.