Exploration & Determination Guarantees Excellence (EDGE)
What is Upward Bound?
Upward Bound is a federally funded program operating under the guidelines of the United States Department of Education. Upward Bound is designed to identify students interested in attending college and to equip these students with the skills necessary to succeed in college. We attempt to offset academic deficiencies and certain environmental deficiencies through the provision of tutorials, classroom instruction, and educational/cultural activities. In addition, students are exposed to a variety of activities designed to promote early career exploration. A strong emphasis is placed on Math, Writing, Reading, Science, and Study Skills. The University of Central Florida has served as the host institution for the Upward Bound/Project EDGE since 2017. Currently there are over 700 Upward Bound Programs located at various colleges and universities throughout the country. The program is 100% grant funded and all services are FREE to participants.
What services does Upward Bound provide?
Upward Bound projects provide academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students; and 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 with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of foster care system or other disconnected students.
Who is eligible to apply for Upward Bound Project EDGE?
What are the Project EDGE Program Objectives?