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Upward Bound

Upward Bound

Utilizing the knowledge and resources available, we believe we can help improve the overall performance of our students in high school. We will also prepare participants for entry into college with the resources to succeed while there.

What Is Upward Bound?
Upward Bound is a program that provides supportive academic instruction and tutoring in literature, composition, mathematics, foreign language, and science throughout the academic year as well as the summer.  Upward Bound fosters increased knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Additionally, the program offers special workshops and seminars regarding careers, college admission, standardized testing, scholarships and financial aid.  Upward Bound also provides activities that encourage parental involvement, personal responsibility, and positive self-esteem.

Academic Year
The academic year component of upward bound begins in late August and continues through May. Academic sessions are scheduled once a month on Saturdays. The sessions are held on the Neosho County Community College campus. In addition, individualized instruction/tutoring will be scheduled on an individual basis as needed. Upward Bound staff meets weekly with participants in the area target high schools assisting the students with topics including advising, workshops, leadership development and college preparation.

College Simulation Experience
During the summer students participate in a six-week residential program at Neosho County Community College. Students reside in the residents hall while taking academic courses from accredited teachers. Students are exposed to cultural events, developmental activities, and mentoring.

The Upward Bound Program at Neosho County Community college is 100 percent federally funded by the United States Department of Education with an annual budget of $250,000 to serve 55 students,  Award # P047A120249 .

NCCC complies with all ADA and EEO regulations. See the college catalog for a complete listing and procedures.



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Upward Bound Staff


Adrienne Vaughn
Upward Bound Director


Heather Owens
Academic Coordinator

 Daniel Carroll
Administrative Assistant

Neosho County Community College
Student Union, Room 204
Chanute, KS 66720