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The Upward Bound Program at Northern Vermont University-Johnson holds the philosophy that a college education makes a difference in life.
We are a federally funded grant program through the U.S. Department of Education offering college preparatory services to high school students. Program services are offered FREE of charge to all accepted students.
Northern Vermont University received its first Upward Bound grant in 1971, and is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary this year!
WHAT IS UPWARD BOUND?
Education By Engagement
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Education by Engagement
Upward Bound is dedicated to identifying, recruiting, and assisting first generation, modest income students who show the academic potential, desire, and motivation to attend college. Within guidelines provided by federal legislation, the Northern Vermont University-Johnson Upward Bound Program is committed to enhancing students' self- image and expanding students' opportunities for a successful future. Through the development of academic and social skills, self confidence, and career and educational goals, students discover a larger world with more choices. This in turn, can increase their personal power to make wise decisions for the future.
Upward Bound provides a challenging, creative, and dynamic learning environment, which encourages students to set realistic goals and to believe in their personal potential to reach those goals. Upward Bound works with students as they identify personal strengths and apply them towards the achievement of goals. At Upward Bound, we believe that all students deserve the opportunity to reach their highest potential. We believe that this is best achieved in an environment of support, challenge, and personal responsibility. We encourage all members of the Upward Bound community to work together to provide this environment for all students.
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself"
TARGET HIGH SCHOOLS
Education by Engagement
EDUCATION BY ENGAGEMENT
FREE College Preparation Services, Planning, and Support.
Unforgettable Educational Experiences.
Year-round college support to help families research and complete the college application and financial aid process.
We offer our student's exciting travel opportunities designed to actively engage in their educational journey by offering college tours and cultural visits to world class museums and historical sites.
Upward Bound participants are offered numerous opportunities to participate in special leadership conferences, workshops, and events. We also have offered special STEM leadership programs through our affiliation with the national T-3 Alliance.