Upward Bound students to honor Earth Day

On Saturday, April 26, a group of more than 40 teenagers will honor Earth Day and give back to their communities through service projects in Roseburg, Winston, and Myrtle Creek.   
The students are part of Upward Bound, a college access program for high school students who are the first in their families to attend college or are from low-income families.  
  •  In Myrtle Creek, the group will be sweeping and weeding Millsite Park.  
  •  In Winston, they will be weeding and removing litter at Civic Wayside Park and River Bend Park.  
  •   In Roseburg, the students will be working in an area of Stewart Park, where they will be removing blackberry bushes and English Ivy, planting trees in honor of Arbor Day, and spreading grass seed.   
Upward Bound is a federally funded program that is hosted through Umpqua Community College and serves 60 students at Roseburg, Douglas, and South Umpqua high schools. This is a voluntary program. Students attend monthly Saturday Seminars, team meetings, study groups and a six-week summer academy. Programming includes academic skill development, college searching, career exploration, financial literacy, test preparation, and service learning.