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Wallace Community College Upward Bound Program

  • Brittany Jones
  • Counselor
  • (334) 619-1504

Program Description

Upward Bound is a rigorous, year-round college-preparatory program for high school students. Our mission is to assist low-income, first-generation college bound high school students in the completion of secondary education and prepare them academically and socially for enrollment and completion of higher education. Program participants are provided rigorous academic courses; tutoring services; college-preparatory workshops; career advising and exploration activities; volunteer opportunities; and cultural enrichment. Upward Bound offers services to students through weekday and weekend sessions during the school year and a six-week summer program at Wallace Community College Sparks Campus.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • 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
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 1%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 1%
  • Other: 2%
  • African American: 96%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 75
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

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

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Alabama A & M University
  • Alabama State University
  • Auburn University
  • Auburn University at Montgomery
  • The University of Alabama
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • University of South Alabama