Federal Programs

Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a program for high school students that want to go to college.  The goal of the program is to have as many of their participants enroll and complete college.  The program has two parts: a 6-week summer program and an academic year program.  Upward Bound provides opportunities for students who are from low-income families and/or also belong in family in which neither parent has a college degree.

Summer Program:

  • Stay in college/university student housing halls for duration of program (6 weeks).
  • Classroom instruction:  Math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language.
  • Instruction on study skills required for college: reading, writing, etc.
  • Participate in social and cultural events and excursions

During the academic year and throughout the summer program:

  • Tutoring and Mentoring
  • Counseling: Personal, academic, and financial.
  • Provide information on opportunities after high school graduation
  • Assistance in preparing for college: entrance exams, application process, financial aid, etc.

Join the Upward Bound program to:

  • Help you through high school: tutoring, mentoring and counseling.
  • Get information about college and financial aid.
  • Help you prepare for college work (i.e. classroom instruction, study skills).
  • Experience living at a college/university campus.
  • Meeting new people.

Middle School

High School

College Years