Upward Bound
Upward Bound

The Upward Bound/TRIO Program is an academic and college preparatory program for high school students funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Mission of the Chicago State University’s Upward Bound Program is to assist low-income and first-generation college bound high school students in the successful completion of secondary education by preparing them academically as well as socially and culturally for enrollment and completion of higher education. This is accomplished by providing scholars with a rigorous and nurturing academic, college, and financial aid advising, career exploration, leadership opportunities, and cultural enrichment.   In order to be eligible for the program you must meet the following criteria:

  • Meet poverty, low-income by federal guidelines
  • Be potential first-generation college student (parents don’t have a bachelor’s degree)
  • Be considered at risk for academic failure (having C’s, D’s or F’s on report card)
  • Live in targeted communities, zip codes: 60617, 60619, or 606028

If you believe that you meet the requirements and want to join the Upward Bound Program, please complete the: Chicago State University-UB 2-Application Form (compansol.com).   For questions or concerns prior to applying, please contact the Upward Bound office at 773-995-2566 or email kweaver@csu.edu.`


Program Schedule
When: June 24 to Aug 3, 2024
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm (Mon - Fri)
Who: Ages 14-18
Included: camp kit, t-shirt, field trip & daily lunch
Cost: FREE