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Upward Bound History
The Upward Bound Program is a federally funded grant program providing participants with the skills and motivation necessary to complete secondary education and enter and succeed in postsecondary education. Participants must be either economically disadvantaged and/or first-generation college students.
The Lone Star College-North Harris Upward Bound Program has served students from the Aldine Independent School District since 1999. The initial grant served a cohort of 50 students from the MacArthur 9 th Grade Center. During the 2001 – 2002 funding period, the grant was expanded to serve an additional 20 at risk students. The initial grant was refunded in 2003 and again in 2007 and will continue to serve 60 students until the year 2011.
The Lone Star College-North Harris Upward Bound Program was expanded in 2003 when the program was awarded another grant. The additional grant currently serves 50 students from Aldine, Carver, and Eisenhower High Schools in the Aldine Independent School District. A total of 110 students are provided services through the Lone Star College-North Harris Upward Bound Program.
Students have the opportunity to experience college campus tours, student leadership conferences, Saturday College Prep, a six-week summer program, work-study, and a variety of cultural events. In addition to these experiences, students also receive academic advising, financial aid and scholarship assistance, standardized test preparation, career exploration, college search, and enrichment workshops.