Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a federally funded, pre-college program that helps provide motivation and academic skills to students to complete their high school education successfully, enroll in, and graduate from college.  Students participate in academic courses, receive tutoring, college admissions, academic and personal and career counseling.  All program services are designed to assist students with academic, social and cultural skills necessary to complete a course of study at a post-secondary institution.

Grades:  9-12; *Students at Belmont HS, Dunbar HS, and Meadowdale HS only*

Term:  Year-round:  Fall, winter, spring, and summer sessions with mandatory Saturday morning classes and after-school tutoring

Length of Session:  During academic year – September to May; Summer Program – June and July, six (6) to eight (8) weeks

Class Size:  79 participants; plus the supplemental grant recruits an additional 50 males

Eligibility Criteria:  First-generation college (neither parent has earned a four-year degree) and/or low-income

Cost:  $0

Application Dates:  Ongoing

Comments:  Recruitment for grades 8-11; Enroll grades 9-12

Orientation:  June, September and January (program meetings)

Start Dates:  Year-round

For more information, please contact Marlena Beavers, UB Project Director, (937) 512-2331, or e-mail  marlena.beavers@sinclair.edu.