Upward Bound Provides . . .
- Academic instruction in math through pre-calculus, English, Spanish, and science.
- Tutorial services in English, science, Spanish, math, and other high school courses.
- Guidance on secondary school reentry and entry into programs of post-secondary education.
- Academic advice and assistance in secondary school course selection.
- Personal, academic, educational, financial, social and career counseling.
- Exposure to a variety of colleges and universities, academic programs, as well as cultural events and other activities not usually available to disadvantaged youth.
- Mentor programs involving FSU faculty, staff and students.
- Supplementary academic skills workshops such as study skills, note taking and test taking skills.
- Exposure to careers in which disadvantaged individuals are particularly under-represented.
- Orientation workshops for parents and guardians.
- Assistance in completing college admissions and financial aid applications.
- Assistance in preparing for the SAT and ACT.
Upward Bound Students . . .
- Attend weekly instructional classes, tutorial sessions and academic support workshops during the academic year.
- Attend plays, musical productions and visit historical and cultural sites.
- Participate in the Summer Bridge Program.
- Reside on Fayetteville State University's campus during the Summer Residential Program.
The goal of this program is to provide participants with academic support services and activities that will enhance their academic skills, thereby ensuring that they will complete high school and enroll in and complete a program of post-secondary education.
Upward Bound serves students in the 9th-12th grades in Cumberland, Hoke, and Robeson counties. Participants come from the following schools:
- E.E. Smith High School
- Westover High School
- Hoke County High School
- Lumberton High School
Services provided by Fayetteville State University's Upward Bound program include the following:
- Saturday Academy classes
- College preparatory workshops
- Cultural enrichment activities
- College campus tours
- Summer residential program
There is no cost to students participating in the Upward Bound program.
This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.