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Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program that helps low income and first-generation community youth achieve college and career success by providing a year-round comprehensive system of support including tutoring, college entrance examination preparation, college and financial aid application assistance, cultural field trips, mentoring, and more. The Upward Bound Program at Vaughn College services students at 3 sites: Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, August Martin High School, and Grover Cleveland High School.
The program is FREE to eligible students. To meet eligibility for the program, the student must be attending 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade at Grover Cleveland High School. The student must be first-generation (lives with parent(s)/guardian(s) that have NOT obtained a bachelor's degree) and/or family income must qualify under federal TRIO guidelines (economically disadvantaged).
Saturday Academy (9:00 am to 1:00 pm): Living Environment, Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Spanish, English, U.S. and Global History, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Calculus, Geometry, Physics
Summer Academy (July to August): All subjects above plus College English, College Calculus, Flight, Sports, Rocket Building, Hydroponics, Robotics, Career Development
Cultural Field Trips: Cooking Workshop, Drone Flying Workshop, Lunar New Year Event, Pumpkin Picking, College Tours, and more
Applications for Upward Bound can be found in the Grover Cleveland High School guidance office, at the Upward Bound office in Vaughn College, or online at: tinyurl.com/ubvaughn
For more information, please contact:
Nicole Nguyen, M.A. Assistant Director, Upward Bound
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
86-01 23rd Ave, East Elmhurst, NY 11369 | Office L201 | 718.429.6600 ext. 165
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