TRIO Upward Bound Program

The Upward Bound Program is available to high school students (grades 9—12) enrolled at one of the following schools:

  • Cesar Chavez –Parkside
  • Friendship Tech Prep Academy

*2019: The Upward Bound program will recruit 9th and 10th grades and a limited number of 11th graders.

Additional eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States.
  • Must be from a family that meets the federal TRIO program income level, as determined by the Department of Education; and/or
  • Must be a first generation college student (neither parent has completed a four-year college degree).

WHAT SERVICES DOES UPWARD BOUND OFFER?

  • Tutoring services
  • College Tours
  • Cultural enrichment activities and field trips
  • College prep workshops
  • Academic and Career advising
  • Financial aid workshops and scholarship research assistance
  • Opportunities to earn free college credit prior to attending college
  • Transportation to and from activities
  • Service learning opportunities
  • Parent workshops

WHO SHOULD APPLY TO UPWARD BOUND?

Commitment to the program extends through high school. During this time, UB staff will work with students individually and in small groups to address their needs, develop their academic potential, and identify and meet realistic goals.

An ideal UB student strives to:

  • Take appropriate but challenging courses each semester.
  • Maintain consistent school attendance.
  • Participate in tutoring, one Saturday morning per month, and the six week summer academic enrichment program.
  • Demonstrate good work ethic and ask for help.
  • Learn new concepts, meet new people, and experience new opportunities.

HOW DO I APPLY?

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*As applications are submitted, UB staff will be in contact with each student regarding a brief student interview and next steps.

 
 

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