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GECAC Upward Bound

  • Frank DelleCurti
  • Program Director
  • (814) 490-5765

Program Description

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for the participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families where 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. Working collaboratively with Edinboro University of PA and several school districts in Erie County, the program offers services at the students' home schools and on the campus of Edinboro University of PA during the academic year and during a six-week summer session.

Services Provided

  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 75
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Gannon University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College