March 28, 2007
Upward Bound Program
The Upward Bound Program is the oldest of the pre-college programs at Case Western Reserve University. Established in 1966, the program is designed to prepare low-income and potential first-generation college high school students for successful postsecondary studies. High school students who attend any one of six Cleveland public schools, grades nine through twelve, are eligible for participation in the program. The program is year-round and includes a six-week summer residential component and a well-developed academic year component. Students also attend weekly tutorials and participate in rap sessions that focus on personal growth and development. College planning and placement assistance, the SAT/ACT review program (Math and English components), cultural activities, and individual/group counseling and advising (personal, academic, and career) are active areas of the program year-round. Annually, the program serves 140 to 155 high school students. Services are free.
Debra Gardenhire, Director, TRIO Programs