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July 5, 2015

Upward Bound

The Upward Bound Project is a pre-college preparatory program for selected high school students who live in Talladega County. The Upward Bound program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is sponsored by Central Alabama Community College.

The Purpose:

  • To generate academic skills through tutoring
  • To provide counseling
  • To present intensive instruction in core subjects
  • To offer cultural enrichment activities

The Goal:

  • To Increase high school academic performance and motivational levels of selected students so that such students may complete high school and obtain a college degree.

About Upward Bound:

The Upward Bound Program has two components, an academic year and a summer component. The summer component provides a six-week schedule of intensive instruction in English, Math, Science, Literature, Computer Science, Enrichment, Spanish, and Counseling.

The Upward Bound Staff consists of teachers and counselors from area schools, retired teachers, and instructors and employees of Central Alabama Community College.

Eligibility for the Program:

  • Students must:
    • be enrolled in high school
    • possess academic capability
    • be potential first generation college graduates and/or demonstrate income eligibility
    • need academic/cultural support in order to pursue education beyond high school

What Services are Provided by Upward Bound?

  • Services Provided:
    • Tutoring in all academic subjects
    • Individualized/ Small Group Instruction
    • Assistance on site and/or on campus during and after School and two Saturdays per month
  • Counseling:
    • Individual and Group
    • Academic Advisement
    • Career Development
    • Occupation Information
    • Motivation and Decision Making
    • Postsecondary Admission Placement
  • Seminars:
    • Study and Test-Taking Skills
    • Self Esteem / Self Confidence
    • Etiquette
    • Financial Aid
    • ACT Test Preparation
    • Goal Setting
  • Cultural Trips Taken in the Past:
    • Houston, TX
    • Washington, D.C.
    • New York, NY
    • Orlando, FL
    • North Carolina / Virginia
    • Gatlinburg, TN
    • Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery, AL
    • Faulkner University Dinner Theatre, Montgomery, AL
    • Marshall Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL
    • Visits to many Colleges and Universities

Joyce Giddens, Director
Upward Bound
Central Alabama Community College
34091 U.S. Highway 280
Childersburg, AL 35044
(256) 378-2005


Alexander City Campus
1675 Cherokee Rd

Alexander City, AL 35010
Fax: 256-215-4244

Childersburg Campus
34091 US Highway 280
Childersburg, AL 35044
Fax: 256-378-2027
Talladega Center
 1009 South Street East
Talladega, AL 35160
Fax: 256-480-2081

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