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Upward Bound is a program designed to help high school students acquire the skills and motivation necessary to succeed in high school and postsecondary education.

The Upward Bound Summer Academy is:

  • Every summer
  • A six-week program that consists of learning and fun

Academy students:

  • Experience living on the campus of NEO A&M College
  • Learn team-building and social skills
  • Improve in core classes such as math, English, science and foreign language
  • Have an opportunity to study other subjects and skills not normally offered in their schools

What does Upward Bound provide?

  • Academic and personal development
  • Leadership training
  • Motivational & educational workshops
  • Assistance with college admissions
  • Financial Aid application assistance
  • College prep assistance
  • Cultural enrichment trips
  • ACT prep
  • Travel opportunities
  • Stipend and scholarship program

What are the benefits?

  • Students can earn up to $40 every month
  • Receive after school tutoring
  • Visit college campuses
  • Be prepared for college

Who qualifies for Upward Bound?

  • Students in grade 9 or 10
  • Students who attend Afton, Commerce, Fairland, Grove, Miami, Quapaw or Wyandotte schools
  • Students who meet income eligibility requirements
  • Students who’s parents do not have a 4-year degree

How do I apply for Upward Bound?

  • Click here to fill out the application (guardian tax forms may be uploaded here)
  • Be sure to have TWO (2) core teachers’ correct email addresses

Interested in Upward Bound?
Elizabeth Abbott
Elizabeth Abbott Academic Advisor
Gretta Day
Gretta Day Academic Coordinator
Dawn Compton
Dawn Compton Upward Bound Director
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