Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post secondary education.
Upward Bound projects provide academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students; and programs and activities previously mentioned that are specially designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of foster care system or other disconnected students.
To Our Students
Welcome to the Florida National University Upward Bound Program! We see this program as an exceptional opportunity for you to develop your potential and we want you to take full advantage of that opportunity. As with any program there will be some expectations which are necessary to insure an orderly atmosphere in which educational work can be conducted and personal growth enhanced.
We look forward to working with you. Remember that we are here for YOUR benefit. We want to help as you prepare for college and adulthood, so don’t hesitate to call on us.
Florida National University Upward Bound Program is designed to increase the academic skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education and to enter and succeed in a program of post-secondary education.
Students must be:
- 9th & 10th Grade
- With a GPA lower than 2.5
- With parents that do not have a college degree
- From low income families
South Campus Upward Bound serves:
- Miami Coral Park
- Felix Varela
- G. Holmes Braddock
- Miami South Ridge
Location: Florida National University South Campus
11865 SW 26 ST UNIT H-3
Miami FL 33175
Phone: (305) 226-9999 ext 1343
Fax: (305) 226-4439
Staff: Caridad Sanchez, Director
Heydi Fernandez-Ruiz, Assistant Director
Amarilis Gutierrez, Secretary
Hialeah Training Center Upward Bound serves:
- Miami Spring
- Hialeah Miami Lakes
- Hialeah High
- Barbara Goleman
Location: Florida National University– HialeahTraining Center
4206 W 12 AVE
Hialeah, FL 33012
Phone: (305) 231-3326 ext 1215
Phone: (305) 231-3326 ext 1218
Fax: (305) 819- 9616
Staff: Henry Fernandez, Director