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(2017-2018 Recruitment)

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 helps: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree or higher. 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.
Services Provided By Upward Bound

The Upward Bound program consists of an Academic Year Component and a six-week Summer Residential Component.

During the Academic Year (September - May) students meet semi-monthly for academic enrichment which includes:

  • Academic instruction in Math, English, Reading and Literature
  • ACT Prep
  • ACT Voucher
  • On-line FAFSA Completion
  • Career Orientation
  • Financial Literacy Workshop
  • Scholarship Information 
  • Academic Tutoring 
Summer Programs

During the six-week Summer Residential Component (June-July) participants reside on the UAPB Campus and receive the following:

  • Academic instruction in Math, English, Science, Foreign Languages and Computer Technology
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Work Study
  • Recreational Activities
  • Cultural Enrichment and College Tours

Upon completion of the program Students who qualify may participate in a Summer Bridge Program.

Interim Director, Upward Bound

Mrs. Tenita Shannon-Gragg

Phone: 870-575-8518


Cultural Enrichment and College Tours
Cultural Enrichment and College Tours
Cultural Enrichment and College Tours