Boston University
621 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

P: (617) 353-3551
F: (617) 353-2395

Director: Reggie Jean

Contact: Reggie Jean
P: (617) 353-3551
F: (617) 353-2395

Upward Bound

Year Program Started: 1989

Max. Participants/Year: 86

Application Deadline: Dec 1 and April 15

Program Timeframe: year-round, including six-week summer residential program

Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: education, counseling, career/academic planning

Program Attributes: non-credit, meals provided, housing provided, books/supplies provided, stipend provided, counseling provided, mentors/advisors provided, program is free

Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (grades 9-10), disadvantaged status (low-income, potential first-generation college bound students), Boston Public Schools

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: anatomy, biology, chemistry, education, physics

Additional Comments: This federally-funded program serves 86 students selected from one of three target high schools or one of five target neighborhoods. The high schools served are Brighton High School, Snowden International High School, and The Community Academy of Health and Science. The neighborhoods served are Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roxbury.