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John Wood Community College Upward Bound

  • Chantese Shaw
  • Advisor
  • 2176414348

Program Description

Upward Bound is a Federally Funded TRIO program to assist high school students in grades 9-12 to prepare for entry into college to earn a bachelorĂ¢??s degree. The program is for students with limited financial resources and whose parents have not received a bachelorĂ¢??s degree. Students are provided free services to help them achieve their educational and career goals. With support from John Wood Community College, Upward Bound provides students many opportunities to succeed in their futures. We work hard helping students and families understand why college is important, what it takes to get into college, and how to find ways to pay for it. Students remain in the program until they graduate from high school, and throughout this journey will learn how to become successful, build relationships, and prepare themselves for better futures.

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
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 0%
  • African American: 0%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 50
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • Between 25% and 50%