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Upward Bound/UNITE Summer Program

Program Overview

  • Savannah State University (SSU) a senior unit of the University System of Georgia is the oldest state supported historically black college (HBCU) in the state of Georgia. SSU, located in Savannah Georgia, serves both urban and rural communities. It has been the main aperture through which many minorities in the state of Georgia have entered the lucrative careers in science and technology. The Savannah State University Upward Bound/UNITE Summer Program is designed to generate in its participants the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond secondary school. Only students currently enrolled in the Upward Bound Program at Savannah State University are eligible to apply for the Upward Bound/UNITE Summer Program. Program activities will take place Monday through Thursday from 7:00 AM through 10:00 PM and will include: (1) instruction/tutorial sessions (Engineering, Math, English/reading, Science (laboratory) foreign language, PSAT/SAT, (2) personal counseling, (3) academic advising, (4) career counseling/Career day, (5) parental involvement, (6) Engineering and cultural fieldtrips and activities, (7) workshops, (8) mentoring, (9) financial aid and postsecondary admission assistance. Technology will be infused instructionally and administratively throughout the implementation of the program. The program assessment will be conducted with IRB forms, surveys, developed by Virginia Tech and provided by TSA https://www.savannahstate.edu/misc/ub-unite/index.shtml


Program Contact


  • Southeast
  • 3219 College St, Savannah, GA 31404, USA

Type Of Program


  • Pre-Collegiate


Research, Roles & Responsibilities

Identity & Inclusion

Diversity Groups (Social Identity)

  • First-Generation

  • Socioeconomic Status (E.G. Low-Income)

Race/Ethnic Minority Group

  • African American/Black

  • European American/White

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Native American

  • Pacific Islander



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