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Claflin University Upward Bound

  • Jeanetta Williams
  • Upward Bound Counselor/Grants Bookkeeper for the TRIO Programs
  • (803) 535-5059

Program Description

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; 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 post-secondary 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. All Upward Bound projects MUST provide instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language. Other services include: Information on the full range of Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits Guidance and assistance on secondary school reentry, alternative education programs, or entry into general educational development programs or post-secondary education Because this program is sponsored by the United States Department of Education there is no cost to the student or to the family. The program pays all costs involved for participation.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 0%
  • White: 0%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 0%
  • African American: 90%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 155
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • More than 75%