Welcome to the SUNY Fredonia Upward Bound Homepage!
Upward Bound is one of the educational opportunity programs for low-income Americans
referred to as the TRIO Programs. The TRIO Programs were originally established by
the federal government to ensure equal education opportunity regardless of race, ethnic
background or economic circumstance.
The Upward Bound Program was created with the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the
original War on Poverty statute. In 1968 the program was transferred to the Higher
Upward Bound; fostering academic and life success by encouraging and empowering high
school students in their pursuit of post secondary education.
The goal of the program is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and
graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. Upward Bound is a precollege
program designed to help economically and academically disadvantaged students complete
high school and succeed in higher education.
The Upward Bound Program at SUNY Fredonia was established in 1989. Since its inception,
it has been successfully funded during each grant competition cycle.
Most recently the program received approval for the 2007 to 2011 grant cycle. The
program at SUNY Fredonia is only one of 940 funded programs across the nation.
Since the Upward Bound Program began at SUNY Fredonia, it has and continues to provide
help to students in overcoming class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.