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Seven Things You Did Not Know About Upward Bound

  • Upward Bound is a pre-college educational program funded by the United States Department of Education.
  • Upward Bound's goal is to assist eligible students in their efforts successfully complete high school and attend college.
  • Upward Bound provides classroom instruction, college and financial aid information, and cultural enrichment.
  • Upward Bound recruits students from the following high schools:
  • Upward Bound allows students to participate in a six-week summer residential program where they have the opportunity to live on a college campus and participate in various cultural and recreational activities.
  • Angela Bassett (Oscar-nominated actress), John Quinones (ABC news correspondent) and Ben Watson (Memphis' very own WMC Action News 5 news anchor) were all participants of an Upward Bound program.

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