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Upward Bound is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education. The Program has been funded for over 35 years. It is part of the Federal TRIO Programs, which support eligible participants from middle school to graduate school throughout the United States. All participants must be low income and/or first generation. Upward Bound provides educational and emotional support to student participants in their preparation for entrance into college. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants, who are generally underrepresented, are enrolled in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
Participation in the Harcum College TRIO Upward Bound Program is an educational, cultural and socially rewarding experience. The Upward Bound Program provides services to its participants that ultimately enable them to enter and complete the colleges and universities of their choices. This opportunity requires that students, along with their parents' support, adhere to Upward Bound Program policies and procedures to ensure participant accountability and program continuity. We appreciate your cooperation in following these policies and procedures.
The program has three main components: Saturday morning academic sessions during the school year and a six-week interim that takes place on Harcum's campus during the summer. Attendance at the Saturday morning sessions is mandatory. The summer program is by invitation, and is based on academic performance and willingness to take advantage of the program's objectives and services. The third componant consists of weekly tutoring opportunities for students who are in need.
The Upward Bound Program of Harcum College is dedicated to addressing the needs of underprivileged high school students through academic enrichment and cultural awareness to prepare them for college. Upward Bound promotes the highest level of excellence, achievement, and success for all participants.