Upward Bound

Mission Statement

Upward Bound is a pre-college, federally funded program for first generation, low income high school students.  Its purpose is to provide students with the academic support necessary to successfully complete high school and enroll in post-secondary education.  Upward Bound offers rigorous academic instruction, individual tutoring and counseling for its participants. It is a year round program, and includes a residential summer component.  Since 1966, Lincoln University Upward Bound has served Chester County, Philadelphia County, and recently has added Delaware County.

Overview

Upward Bound is a pre-college, federally funded program for first generation, low income high school students. Its purpose is to provide students with the academic support necessary to successfully complete high school and enroll in post-secondary education. Upward Bound offers rigorous academic instruction, individual tutoring and counseling for its participants. It is a year round program, and includes a residential summer component.

  • Lincoln’s Upward Bound Program has been in existence since 1966.
  • One of over 750 programs, it is the only Upward Bound Program that serves both Chester County and Delaware County
  • 92% College Enrollment Rate for Upward Bound Graduates
  • 80% College Retention/Graduation Rate for Upward Bound Graduates

A select group of Lincoln University Upward Bound's summer program created a video in celebration of Upward Bound's 50th year! Ms. Powell is pleased to inform you that the video was selected from nation-wide submissions as a finalist. Please see the video on YouTube entitled, "LU 50 years and the Legacy Lives On".

We are located on the Lincoln University Campus, in Wright Hall, 3rd Floor
Telephone: 484-365-7551
Fax: 484-365-7689

 

 

Upward Bound Alumni

We are in the process of developing an Alumni Association and are reaching out to all alumni of Upward Bound. Please complete the linked survey in order to be included.