• Upward Bound

    Program Description

    Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

    Types of Projects

    All Upward Bound projects MUST provide instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language. Other services include:

    • Tutorial Services
    • Study/Test-Taking Skills
    • Writing Support
    • Counseling
    • Mentoring
    • Cultural Enrichment
    • Career Development & Work-Study Programs where Youth Participating in the Project are Exposed to Careers Requiring a Postsecondary Degree
    • Academic Advice and Assistance in Secondary School Course Selection
    • Education or Counseling Services designed to improve the Financial and Economic Literacy of Students
    • Information on the Full Range of Federal Student Financial Aid Programs and Benefits
    • Guidance and Assistance on Secondary School Reentry, Alternative Education Programs, or Entry into General Educational Development Programs or Postsecondary Education