Upward Bound is a Federal TRiO Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education through competitive grants. Currently, CR is one of only 951 Upward Bound projects in the US. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete high school and enroll in and graduate from college.
Upward Bound provides:
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*There are no fees of any kind for Upward Bound participants nor their families. All costs are paid out of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
** Federal TRiO guidelines used to determine income eligibility are relatively generous and are based on "Taxable income" and not gross income.
***Neither parent has earned a Bachelors Degree at the time of admission to Upward Bound.
UPWARD BOUND Eligibility
To be eligible, you must be:
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By "academic," we mean that participants take classes that are either college classes or classes that are organized by Upward Bound. Students may choose from a variety of diverse and enriching classes designed to enhance skills necessary to succeed in high school and transition to college. We offer classes in Composition, Literature, Math, Lab Science, Foreign Languages, Computers, and other subjects. Our classes help participants earn elective credit at their high schools. They may also enroll in College of the Redwoods classes when they are available.
By "residential" we mean that participants live on campus in the dorms for a true college-simulated experience.
We also offer a Summer Bridge Program for recent high school graduates to help them bridge to college life. These participants take a college class and are employed in a work-study position on campus. They may also reside in the dorms and take part in a Residential Advisor Internship.
Participants learn a great deal about college over the course of the summer. They also work with mentors who are currently in college. Many of our mentors were Upward Bound participants in high school.
This year we have an exciting new component that will allow students who are unable to attend the summer program to take an online class and still be able to earn some high school elective credits. We will have more information soon, but you can contact our office if you have any immediate questions.
Katy Ferrier, Director, Upward Bound
Hours: Monday- Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm
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7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA 95501
883 W Washington Blvd
Crescent City, CA 95531
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525 D St,
Eureka, CA 95501
PO Box 529
65 Orchard St
Hoopa, CA 95546
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