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FCEA Upward Bound

The Family Centered Educational Agency Trio Upward Bound is now accepting applications for 9th and 10th graders who live in Englewood. 

What is the Upward Bound Program?

Upward Bound is a college preparation program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Upward Bound is a supportive program that identifies, motivates, and prepares eligible students to complete high school, enroll in, and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education. Students who complete the Upward Bound program have a higher graduation rate from college when compared to students who do not participate in Upward Bound.

Services Provided 

During the academic year, you will be responsible for attending monthly meetings. The meetings will be designed to improve your appreciation for learning while increasing your academic knowledge and skills in areas of math, science, English, and ACT/SAT preparation. Free tutoring will also be provided to assist students in academic areas where they might be experiencing difficulties. You will be setting personal, academic and career goals that include planning for college, study skills development, test preparation, and career exploration. Opportunities to visit college campuses, participate in cultural activities and field trips, and attend special events will also be a part of your academic year experience. 

During the summer, students participate in a non-residential program that is an academically intensive six-week program that will provide them with a unique opportunity to experience a wide range of educational, personal development, and social activities. Students attend classes in Science, English, Math, Foreign Language, and other exciting subjects at a selected University Monday-Thursday. On Fridays, students go on a cultural field trips. At the end of the summer program, eligible students will attend an exciting college tour and cultural trip, allowing them to visit colleges and universities out of the state.

Contact Program Coordinator DeAndre Boston for more information. (708) 210-1771

You can also visit our website to get an application.

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