|Location: Minor Hall 2nd Floor Room 229 | Address: PO Box 400171, Charlottesville, VA 22904|
|About Upward Bound at the University of Virginia|
Upward Bound is a part of the Trio family of federally-funded programs. The program's primary mission is to assist college-bound high school students develop the skills required to graduate from college. Upward Bound along with it's sibling programs are funded through the Higher Education Act of 1965. Please visit the U.S. Department of Education's website for a more thorough explanation of TRIO. In addition, Upward Bound works in conjunction with The Council for Opportunity in Education, a non-profit organization established to assist individuals achieve their post-secondary educational goals.
Upward Bound has existed at the University of Virginia since 1968. The program's first director was Stephen Waters. Currently Upward Bound's director is Leah Wilson-Puryear. The program's main offices are located on the second floor of Minor Hall. Upward Bound serves individuals from twelve local high schools (Albemarle, Buckingham, Charlottesville, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Louisa, Monticello, Nelson, Orange, Waynesboro, Western Albemarle, and William Monroe). Participants attend academic sessions on various Saturdays throughout the school year. During the summer, participants reside on-grounds for five weeks; it is designed to provide student's with a simulated college experience.
|Concerned Parents of Upward Bound (CPUB)|
Concerned Parents of Upward Bound (CPUB) is UB's
parents organization. Parents/guardians of current
participants are welcome. Meetings are held the
first UB Sat. Session of each month in Cabell Hall
CPUB's newsletters are now online. Click on the months
below to download an issue.
|Catching Up with UVa UB Alumni|
Ever wonder what happens to someone after they have
completed Upward Bound and graduated from high school?
Wonder no more! In an effort to promote Upward Bound's
efforts, this website will shine the 'spotlight' on a past
participants. Who is currently under the spotlight?
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Last Updated on 10|13|2011 - © Copyright Upward Bound Program University of Virginia