What is Upward Bound?
Upward Bound is a federally funded program created in 1965 to provide higher educational opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. The goal of the program is to increase the rate at which low-income, first-generation college students complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
The Upward Bound program is funded by the U. S. Department of Education, under Title IV of the Higher Education Act known as a TRIO, program to serve 75 students from area district schools. The program has been in existence at Austin Peay State University since 1989.
The HSUB Program consists of an academic year, a summer module, and a bridge program for the college bound high school graduates. All program participants are involved in monthly social, cultural, and educational activities during the academic year component, and activities weekly during the summer component.