600 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908-1991
Upward Bound Program
Year Program Started: 1966
Max. Participants/Year: 150
Application Deadline: varies each year
Program Timeframe: year-round
Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12
Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group
Type of Program: education, counseling, mentoring, career/academic planning
Program Attributes: non-credit, books/supplies provided, stipend provided, counseling provided, mentors/advisors provided, meals and housing provided in summer only
Program Acceptance Requirements: class year (grades 9, 10 and 11), disadvantaged status (low-income students), GPA/academic standing (in need of academic support), potential first-generation college bound students
Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: biology, chemistry, physics
Additional Comments: Upward Bound serves high school students who meet federal and program criteria, and who attend one of six target high schools: Central Falls, East Providence, Shea, Central, Hope, and Mount Pleasant. The program offers temporary employment opportunities during the summer and academic year components, e.g., teaching, tutoring, residential advising/tutoring positions.
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