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Upward Bound

Upward Bound


Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a pre-college educational program funded by the United States Department of Education whose goal is to assist eligible students in their efforts to successfully complete high school and attend college. 

About Upward Bound

Upward Bound provides classroom instruction, college and financial aid information, and cultural enrichment.

During the regular school year, Upward Bound students attend Saturday sessions. During the summer, Upward Bound students participate in a six-week Summer Residential Program where they have the opportunity to live on a college campus. The students attend daily classes and take part in various recreational and social activities.

Eligible participants must be enrolled in ninth or tenth grade and attend a high school where we recruit.

Upward Bound recruits students from the following high schools:

  • Hamilton
  • Manassas
  • Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) College Preparatory
  • Trezevant
  • Douglass


Notable Upward Bound participants

Angela Bassett (Oscar-nominated actress) and John Quinones (ABC news correspondent) were all participants of an Upward Bound program.

For more information contact Ouida Pope-Warren, Director, at owarren@southwest.tn.edu or call 901-333-5117.


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