Department Of Education Trio Grant, The Ub Program For English Language Learners

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For instance, funded by the U.S. Department of Education TRIO Grant, the UB Program for English Language Learners (ELL) at Rowan University focuses on providing college preparatory activities and supportive services to low income students in grades 9 or 10 who are able to maintain their GPA at 2.0, who are highly recommended by their teachers or counselors, and who have the desire for higher education (Rowan University at Camden, 2015). The Rowan UB Program continuously identifies and recruits competitive students who are interested in learning English as their preparation for their future academic success and postsecondary attainment.
The Upward Bound program seeks to engage youth in a positive program that helps them focus on preparing for a bright future in a safe haven where they can receive support from mentors and teachers. Working with high school and college staff, the Upward Bound program opens new opportunities to motivate more ELL students to pursue higher learning. Therefore, in relation to UB pre-college programs nationwide, this study aims to explore the academic, social, and emotional needs of ELL students who participated in the Rowan’s UB Pre-college Program.
The qualitative research findings and recommendations presented in this study can help facilitate the inclusion of students with diverse needs within a larger college community. Second, any suggestions made for the UB program can help inform the high schools and colleges on how to prepare and…

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