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Preparing Zowie for Upward Bound

Posted by Shannon L. Buck on June 17, 2009


Zowie, 17, will be a senior next year. Last year, she took a couple of courses at a high school, but we had been homeschooling most of her life. Next year, she will learn Spanish at home, but go to the high school all day.

Zowie began attending the Upward Bound Program at the University last summer, and is continuing along this path this year. She will be doing these this summer:

  1. Advanced English or Geometry
  2. Animal Behaviour
  3. SAT Prep
  4. Work Experience at the bookstore
  5. Peer Counseling

She will be very busy. UB is a college prep program that is very useful.

So, we went on a shopping trip a few weeks ago to get her summer needs: Bathing suit, shampoo, etc. And today we did the food shopping.

Now, UB feeds each student three square meals a day, but the students are often up late at night studying. I am providing her with snacks and drinks for her late night studying.

Also, I had my brother-in-law refurbish my laptop. I gave the laptop to Zowie. She will not have to borrow from others this summer for her studies.

For Zowie’s part, she is doing extra chores around the house before leaving. She values what is given to her, and does not mind doing some extra work to earn what she wants.

Shannon

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