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Virginia Highlands Community College (Upward Bound)

  • Virginia Highlands Community College (Upward Bound)
  • P.O. Box 828
  • Abingdon, VA 24212
  • Leigh Ann Adams
  • Director

Program Description

We target low income and first generation college students, giving them the tools they need to graduate from high school and enroll in a post-secondary program.

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
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 70
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Emory & Henry College
  • Ferrum College
  • King University
  • Virginia Highlands Community College
  • Wytheville Community College