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Upward Bound

Upward Bound


About Us

Upward Bound is a Federal TRiO Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education through competitive grants. Currently, CR is one of only 964 Upward Bound projects in the US. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete high school and enroll in and graduate from college.

Upward Bound provides:

  • Support in preparation for college entrance. 
  • Opportunities to succeed in precollege performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits.

are you upward bound?

To be eligible, you must be:

  • Enrolled in 8th -12th grades;
  • Attending, or will attend a high school we serve.
  • Willing to attempt a rigorous high school curriculum.
  • Interested in college or career technical education.
  • Income eligible** and/or first generation***.

Fill out our online application and one of our academic advisors will schedule an interview.

Making College Dreams a Reality Since 1988

Join our FREE* College Prep Program!

  • Earn school credit and live like a college student for 5-6 weeks during our summer camp.
  • Go on college tours, attend leadership conferences,  receive mentoring...
  • Get help with college/career planning.
  • Get help with paying for college. Also, become eligible for the Dell Scholars Scholarship.
  • Get FREE tutoring at your school.
  • Receive stipends for your full-time participation in Redwoods Upward Bound during the school year and summer.

*There are no fees of any kind for Upward Bound participants nor their families. All costs are paid out of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

** Federal TRiO guidelines used to determine income eligibility are relatively generous and are based on "Taxable income" and not gross income.

***Neither parent has earned a Bachelors Degree at the time of admission to Upward Bound.