Florida Atlantic University Upward Bound is an intensive college preparatory support project designed to provide high school students with encouragement and the essential skills and motivation to complete high school and earn a post-secondary degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the high school graduation rates and post-secondary enrollment rates of participants.
Upward Bound is a part of the federally funded TRIO program that provides academic support to low-income and first-generation college bound students. To qualify students need to either meet TRIO low-income guidelines or be first-generation college, meaning neither parent has obtained a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, to qualify, students must have at least started the ninth grade and will attend one of the program’s target high schools that include Blanche Ely High School, Boyd Anderson High School, Coconut Creek High School, Dillard High School, Hallandale High School, McArthur High School, Northeast High School, South Broward High School.
All program services are free and students receive a small stipend for their participation