Upward Bound is a federal funded grant program that provides support to high school participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education 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 post-secondary education.
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.
RA/RD applications are past due. No more applications will be taken at this time.
Anyone interested in being a PA (Program Assistant) for our program should contact Dr. Ronnie Gross.
If you are interested in teaching for our Summer Program, please complete and submit our Instructor Application by Fri, Mar. 17. Instructions for submission can be found in the application.
Remind is a simple and easy to use text alert system. It's easy to sign up and we encourage all our students to use it. This will be an efficient and easy way for Upward Bound staff to communicate information such as school visit changes, Monday session changes, etc.
You can sign up using one of the following options:
1. Text @ubetsu to 81010
2. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Download the Remind app (iOS or Android)
If you would like to learn more about the system visit www.remind.com. Standard text message rates apply.
Please contact the Upward Bound office (423-439-5619) if you have any questions. If you are interested in our recruitment alerts, please visit our About page for more information.