Upward Bound

About Upward Bound

The goal of Upward Bound (UB) is to increase the rate of participants that complete their secondary education and successfully enroll in and graduate from higher education institutions. This program prepares both the participant and their families for their journey from pre-collegiate to collegiate.

Upward Bound-UCF

As of summer 2017, the Upward Bound grant program was restarted at UCF.  The program  supports low income, first generation high school students in their preparation for entrance into college.  Partnered with 3 local high schools, UB provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their secondary education and eventually their higher education pursuits.  Our program provides academic instruction in basic  school subjects such as composition, literature etc.  Upward Bound serves a small cohort of 60 students throughout the year.  In addition to the academic year services, the program’s participants will spend one week in the summer in residence on UCF’s campus to prepare them for the next academic year and their future collegiate journey.

Our programs are as follows:

Additional Information

Our Upward Bound program provides instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature and a foreign language.  The other services provided by our grant are as follows:

  • Information and education on the Federal Student Financial aid programs and benefits
  • Guidance and assistance on secondary school reentry, alternative education programs, or entry into general educational development programs or post secondary education