The HCC TRiO: Upward Bound Program is a year-round college-preparatory program made possible through a $1.25 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education. HCC Upward Bound is a program designed to provide students with the skills and motivation necessary to succeed in high school and college.
Upward Bound's mission is to assist low-income, first-generation college bound high school students in the successful completion of secondary education by preparing them academically as well as socially for enrollment and completion of higher education.
Upward Bound offers services to students through after-school programs and Saturday Academies during the school year as well as a six-week Summer Enrichment or Summer Bridge Programs. HCC's Upward Bound program will serve students from North Hagerstown, South Hagerstown, Williamsport high schools, and Hancock Middle Senior High School.