The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
The program at Jacksonville University serves students in Duval County. These students are from several high schools throughout the county (Andrew Jackson, Robert E. Lee, William Raines, Jean Ribault, Englewood …). We serve over 80 students within these schools.
UB offers the students we serve a strong mentoring component, academic tutoring in FCAT/SAT/ACT Test Preparation, English, math, science, foreign language; exploration of colleges and career options; team building and leadership skills; a summer residential program on the campus of Jacksonville University; college tours and field trips.
For additional information on the Jacksonville University Upward Bound Program, please call our office at 904-256-7150.