What is Upward Bound all about?
Well, a lot of things, including...
SAT/ACT PREP • PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC COACHING • TUTORING • FAFSA ASSISTANCE • COLLEGE TOURS • SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM • CULTURAL EVENTS • FINANCIAL LITERACY TRAINING • COLLEGE APPLICATION ASSISTANCE • AND MORE!
Upward Bound is a federally funded program focused on
identifying and assisting individuals from disadvantaged
backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. Our goal is to increase the rate at which participants complete high school and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
We are in partnership with metropolitan Atlanta and Douglas County area public schools. KeyPoint Alliance, Inc. serves 120 eligible high school students, and we're growing!
The TRiO Upward Bound (UB) program services are offered at No Cost to high school students who demonstrate an academic need for our services and have the potential and desire to pursue and complete post-secondary education at a college or university. If accepted into the program, students must be willing to make a long-term commitment to participate in the program (including attending the annual 6-week summer program).
We serve high school students who are in good disciplinary and academic standing and have grade point averages (GPA) of 2.25 or higher. Students must also:
Be a U.S. citizen or meet US Residency requirements (applies to all applicants)
Be a high school student (at least 13 years old) attending one of our partnering schools and/or live in the target areas UB serves
Meet income guidelines and/or be a potential first-generation college student (meaning neither parent the student lives with has a four year or advanced degree) *
Have the desire to succeed in high school and go on to finish college.
* Two-thirds (67%) of UB participants must meet potential first generation and low-income guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Education. However, when space is available, we accommodate a limited number of eligible applicants that do not meet both requirements.