About this resource
Upward Bound program provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program also provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher educational pursuits. Upward Bound serves veterans and high school students from low-income families or 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 a college education.
- 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students from project’s target schools in DeKalb County, Atlanta Public and Gwinnett County school systems
- Students must meet the first-generation and federal income requirement guidelines
- Students who are homeless children or youth, students who are in foster care or other disconnected students
- Students will be required to receive recommendations from their school counselors and teachers