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HEC Upward Bound St. Louis

  • HEC Upward Bound St. Louis
  • 5600 Oakland Ave.
    Rm. G-311
  • St. Louis, MO 63110
  • (314) 951-9487
  • Marvin R. Bullard
  • College/Career Education Specialist

Program Description

The Higher Education Consortium of Metropolitan St. Louis Upward Bound Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Education. Its primary purpose is to generate in program participants the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education and to enter and succeed in a program of postsecondary education. Services are provided primarily to students in St. Louis Public Schools (grades 9-12) who are low-income, first-generation college-ready, and have potential for postsecondary education.

Success Stories

Chancellor Award Winners: Lewam Gebremedhn - Truman University Taylor Howard - University of Missouri-Kansas City Aunya Robertson - Lindenwood University "Youth of the Year" - Boys & Girls Clubs of America: Shaila Jones

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
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 1%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 6%
  • African American: 93%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 80
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Dillard University (1)
  • Georgia State University (1)
  • Jackson State University (3)
  • Lindenwood University (1)
  • Ranken Technical College (1)
  • Saint Louis Community College (6)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (2)
  • Truman State University (1)
  • University of Central Missouri (2)
  • University of Missouri (1)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (3)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 89%