To prepare students to be successful in college, we provide a variety of services year-round - including tutoring, mentoring, advising, and summer programs.
Upward Bound Eligibility
Learn more about program eligibility to determine if you qualify for Upward Bound.
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Participating senior high schools
- Chenango Forks
- Chenango Valley
- Johnson City
- Whitney Point
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“Upward Bound has taught me to always ask questions in classes and to be more outspoken. The program has also helped me gain a better perspective on others, that mental illness does not define you and that I can be more open with people.
"There are times where I just wanted to give up but I pushed myself to get my work done. Putting the work into my summer classes shows how much I’ve grown."
"I learned opening up to people is a step to getting better. There are so many resources that will help people get to where they need to be. When participating in the Residential Summer Program, my student mentors were so kind and helpful."
"I hope younger generations learn skills of accountability and adaptability from the program like I did and keep going. I learned that I can do everything I set my mind to — I can make new friends, people care for me, I’m not alone and I actually enjoy different things."
“Being in Upward Bound has helped me in so many ways. I am more open to meeting new people and to ask more questions in class if I need help. They have helped me get ready for college by going on college visits and completing FAFSA and TAP."
“Being a part of Upward Bound has significantly benefited my grades and overall academic performance since joining. Not only does taking the classes that they offer throughout the summertime make the transition back into schooling easier, but it also gives me a head start on the difficult topics that I will take during the school year."
"Thanks to the program, I was able to receive financial aid for college applications, SAT applications, FAFSA support, as well as pointers on places to apply depending on my interests."