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Upward Bound 50th Anniversary

Upward Bound is a federal program that began in 1964 as part of Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty.  There are over 800 Upward Bound programs nation wide serving more than 59,000 low-income, first generation college students.  Learn more about the Upward Bound Program and our great legacy in providing equal access to higher education.

Join us for the Upward Bound 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 11th-Update

In celebration of Upward Bound's 50th Anniversary, Tarleton Upward Bound is participating in the Tarleton Homecoming Parade and hosting a reception immediately afterwards to honor ALL alumni who have earned at least an Associate's or Bachelor's degree OR who are currently enrolled in college. Please help us demonstrate the power of TRIO by walking with us in the Tarleton Homecoming Parade! Our goal is to have at least 200 UB alumni participating in the parade and holding up signs that say "TRIO Works!  I am a Teacher (or Business Owner, or College Student, etc)"  What a powerful statement to send to the Tarleton community that TRIO does work!  Please join us for the parade and reception.  This will also be a great opportunity to catch up with old UB friends!  

Details for Saturday, October 11th:

9:00-9:30 a.m.  Meet on the west side of the stadium parking lot (closest to Harbin Street).  A more precise location within the parking lot will be posted on Facebook and Twitter that morning. We will provide signs for the parade that you will have an opportunity to personalize. 

10:00 a.m.  Parade begins.  Wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking.  We will have a truck in the parade for anyone who needs to ride instead of walk.

Immediately after the parade, we will walk to the new Dining Hall for a reception.  Reception will take place on the second floor of the Dining Hall.  Reception is a come and go event from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Deli trays will be served.

Also, free Upward Bound 50th Anniversary t-shirts will be given out.  Plan on taking a group picture as well!


Current Students

All students - 1st Six Weeks Report Cards are due by Monday, October 13th.  Please email them to 

Prospective Students

Applications for Upward Bound will be available on October 1st.  An Upward Bound representative will visit your school during October.  First visitor meeting is November 1st.


Thank you for the turnout and support at the September 13th meeting!

Target School Counselors / Teachers

Reminder that Upward Bound can pay for participants PLAN and PSAT.  Please contact Jenny for more information.

Upward Bound will begin recruiting in target schools in October.  If you know any students that qualify for Upward Bound, please let us know.  Thank you!