August 25, 2011
Upward Bound Students at WMCA
East Wilton- Upward Bound students recently completed a summer work experience at WMCA’s administrative office on Church Street in East Wilton. “I would definitely want to work with the Upward Bound program again,” Patti Roberts, Human Resource Manager, said. “The students were wonderful young men and women to work with and helped quite a bit.”
The students arrived each afternoon Monday through Thursday to work under the mentorship of WMCA staff. Their jobs included data entry, reception, filing, painting, staining and grounds work. They also contributed to two special projects; the creation of a test that is part of WMCA’s Learning Incentive Program, and “Pay It Forward”, which is an advocacy project underway at WMCA.
Upward Bound is a federally funded program that assists qualified students to improve their skills while in high school and to prepare to enter and succeed in college. The summer program focused on academics in the morning and work experience in the afternoon. For more information about Upward Bound go to http://umaine.edu/ub/
WMCA is a Community Action Agency providing services to low and moderate income people in Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties. Agency programs include Community Services, Housing and Energy, Nutrition, Health, Keeping Seniors Home and Career Center Services. Front row: Heather Doiron, Andrew Bernier, Sydney Longely
Back row: Morgan Lueck, Rico Gortmans