Upward Bound DeKalb
What is Upward Bound?
Upward Bound is a federally funded educational program and is one of ten TRIO programs at Georgia State University. The 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 high school students from low-income families and high school students from 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 postsecondary education.
What Does The Program Offer?
The program works through individual grants, each of which covers a restricted geographical area and provides services to approximately 50 to 100 students annually.
Upward Bound projects provide academic instruction in:
Mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages.
Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students.
Programs and activities previously mentioned that are specially designed for students who are limited English proficient students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education.
Students who are homeless children or youth, students who are in foster care or other disconnected students.
Who Is Eligible?
Students must meet the federal income requirement guidelines. Ninth grade students from selected schools in DeKalb County are eligible for the program. Students will be required to receive recommendations from their school counselors and teachers.
Project Target Schools include:
•Cedar Grove High School
•Columbia High School
•Cross Keys High School
•Lithonia High School
•Martin Luther King High School
•McNair High School
•Miller Grove High School
•Redan High School
•Stephenson High School
•Stone Mountain High School
•S.W. DeKalb High School
•Towers High School
Office: 404-413-1706, Fax: 404-413-1692
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3961, Atlanta, GA 30302-3961