Introducing Upward Bound Classic (UBC)
Overview of Upward Bound TRiO Programs
Upward Bound Programs (UBP) are federally funded programs designed to assist students in developing the academic skills and personal growth necessary for successful completion of high school and admission to a four-year university. Upward Bound Programs at the University of Delaware are for New Castle County area high school students and parts of Maryland (UB Math and Science only) who demonstrate a strong desire to complete higher education. These programs supplement students’ high school experience with academic preparation, career exploration, and cultural/social-development opportunities. UBP consists of Upward Bound Classic and Upward Bound Math & Science.
Upward Bound Classic provides fundamental support to participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits, including preparation for college admission. The goal of Upward Bound Classic is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education (high school) and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education (college).
How will Classic UBC’s services help me?
Upward Bound Classic will help you:
- Increase your self-confidence concerning enrolling in a college or university
- Improve your study skills
- Enhance your awareness of the college admissions process and student support services available on college campuses
- Increase your knowledge of careers and career options
- Provide you with an opportunity to live in a supervised university residence hall
- Provide you with an opportunity to visit other college campuses, cultural events, and have FUN!
How much does it cost?
The program is free to the students and their families. A grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education provides for all student room and board expenses, instructional support, tuition fees, and a weekly stipend for each student during the summer program.
Who are Upward Bound TRiO Program graduates?
John Quinones Upward Bound program at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio
Juan Manuel “John” Quiñones is an ABC News correspondent, and currently, the host of What Would You Do? It was during high school that Quiñones resolved to overcome Hispanic stereotyping and pursue a career in journalism. An Upward Bound program at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio helped prepare him for college-level work. John Quiñones joined ABC News in June 1982 as a general assignment correspondent based in Miami, providing reports for “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” and other ABC News broadcasts. He spent nearly a decade in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama and was one of the few American journalists reporting from Panama City during the U.S. invasion in December 1989. During his 33 year tenure at ABC News, John has reported extensively for all programs and platforms and served as anchor of “Primetime.”
Dr. Bertice Berry Upward Bound at the University of Delaware
“If there were no Upward Bound Program, there would be no Dr. Bertice Berry.” Dr. Bertice Berry, a nationally syndicated talk show host, author, award-winning lecturer, and stand-up comedian was a UD Upward Bound participant and has been honored on the national level as a TRIO Achiever. “Let me just say this: TRIO programs like Upward Bound can and do make a difference in the lives of many students. Why not you?”
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