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Upward Bound - California University
250 University Avenue
Box 76
Contact Name:
Jennifer Ramsey
Contact Email:
Program Description:
The two Upward Bound programs at California University of Pennsylvania (Upward Bound-Fayette and Upward Bound-Greene) are federally-funded educational programs designed to prepare eligible students for success in a program of study at a college or university leading to a bachelor's (four-year) degree. Both programs, which serve approximately 156 students (up to 93 from Fayette County and 63 from Greene County) from select target schools in southwestern Pennsylvania, offer FREE activities and services year-round, including academic advising and guidance, planning for postsecondary education, help with college admissions and financial aid applications, social and cultural opportunities, study skills instruction, tutoring, and visits to area college campuses. Students can apply for admission to Upward Bound in 8th or 9th grade and remain in the program until they graduate. Furthermore, they are under no obligation to apply for admission to or attend California University of Pennsylvania and instead are encouraged to explore colleges or universities which best suit them.
Mission Statement:
To encourage students to develop consistent patterns of analytical thinking To encourage students to seek learning for enjoyment and information To expand students intellectual, cultural and social growth To contribute to the development of a positive self image To familiarize students with college selection, admission requirements and financial aid process To assist students with career exploration, provide an overview of the world of work, and prepare students for career decision-making.
Guide student to successfully matriculate to post-secondary school and obtain a 4 year degree.