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Jarvis Christian College Upward Bound

  • Jarvis Christian College Upward Bound
  • P.O. Box 1470
  • Hawkins, TX 75765
  • 903-730-4890
  • Penisher Carter
  • Project Counselor/Coordinator

Program Description

Upward Bound is a federally funded academic program that serves high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor�?�¢�??�??s degree and provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. High school students from the participating East Texas Independent School Districts attend tutorial sessions on the campus of Jarvis Christian College on the weekends and during the summer to receive supplemental instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. The program also provides academic and social support through tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, financial literacy, field trips, college planning, and financial aid application assistance.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 20%
  • African American: 80%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 74
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Between 50% and 75%