About Upward Bound
What Is Upward Bound?
Upward Bound is a year-round college preparatory program that provides high school students academic assistance, educational and career guidance and cultural enrichment activities. Students are expected to remain in the program until they complete high school. It is one of the several programs sponsored by the University of the District of Columbia’s Office for TRIO and College Preparatory Programs that encourage high school students to graduate and pursue a post-secondary education. It is a part of UDC’s Division of Student Affairs.
The Upward Bound Program is funded by the US Department of Education and is designed to strengthen academic skills as well as provide the motivation necessary for educational success beyond high school.
- Classes in English, mathematics, science and foreign language
- SAT and ACT preparation (fee waivers provided)
- Academic, career, and personal counseling
- Weekly Informational Bulletins
- College tours
- Academic and cultural field trips
- Financial aid and scholarship workshops
- College application assistance & fee waivers
- Community service opportunities
- Stipends (conditional)
- Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) worksite
- Parents’ Association