Upward Bound Takes a Leap Towards Fun to Conclude the Fall Semester

CenterPoint | March 2018 | by Geannine Jordan, Assistant Director for Upward Bound Math & Science Center

UNLV Upward Bound is funded to provide academic and cultural enrichment activities to eligible participants. On December 9, 2017, the UNLV Upward Bound Math & Science Center (UBMSC) celebrated the end of the fall semester by taking 185 of its participants to Flipping Out Xtreme, an indoor trampoline park. After checking in, the UBMSC participants and staff dashed off in various directions, some participants to overcome their fear of heights and others to test their physical limits. The participants’ excitement was contagious as they partook in the numerous activities Flipping Out Xtreme had to offer. The main activity center featured bull riding, rock climbing, laser tag, zip line, dodge ball, and an arcade. The more adventurous students and staff members tried their luck at the basketball hoops, jousting, high jumping, and jumping off walls. For the extreme athlete or competitor, there was an American Ninja obstacle course, tumbling tracks, drop zone, skills ladder, grab bags, and an Olympic trampoline wall. Although most participants and staff were sore from head to toe, they mustered up the energy for lunch at the Red Rock Resort and Casino Feast Buffet. The activity turned out to be a great success. It was a chance for the students and staff members to interact with each other in a much more relaxed manner and to end another year on a positive note.

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