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Jacksonville University Upward Bound

  • Cecilia Severin
  • Program Director

Program Description

College Preparatory program and that serves low income and first generation high school students from five target schools in Jacksonville, FL. Located on the campus of Jacksonville University during the summer students attend a six week program four of which they live on campus. In the fall students attend program on Saturdays for Math, English, SAT/ACT prep and tutoring. Participating in college tours, college fairs and cultural events are also a part of the program.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 90
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

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


  • Between 50% and 75%