Program Information

Our Mission & Goals

Our Mission is to assist first-generation college-bound students to enroll in college, earn a 4-year degree, and become a successful professional in the career of their choice. Our goals include improving college entrance test scores, helping students apply to and pay for college, and to stay in college to complete their degree – even after they have completed the Upward Bound Program. We strive to help our students overcome the challenges and barriers that these students typically face when trying to achieve their college and career goals.

Target Schools Served

Upward Bound serves students from the following high schools:

  • Meredosia-Chambersburg High School
  • Pittsfield High School
  • Griggsville-Perry High School
  • Quincy Senior High School
  • Scholar meetings
  • Workshops
  • Tutoring
  • Campus Visits
  • Cultural trips
  • College application and ACT/SAT fee waivers
  • 6-week mock college program (OPTIONAL)
  • Week 1 – Team Building at WIU Horn Field Campus
  • Weeks 2-5 – Mock College experience
  • Taking classes at JWCC and staying in dorms at Quincy University
  • Week 6 – College Tour Trip