Upward Bound is a federally funded US Department of Education TRIO program that supports and challenges students at Long Island City High School in their efforts to graduate and apply/gain admission to college.
The program is designed to help first-generation and/or low-income students by providing them with individualized learning enrichment and academic instruction, as well as mentoring, college admission and financial aid application assistance, and cultural and social activities.
Students selected to participate in Upward Bound are expected to actively engage in program events and activities. Activities take place after school, on some evenings, and during the summer. Students apply for this program in the fall of their ninth-grade year and remain in the program through their first year of college.
An applicant must be a
In the Upward Bound program, students participate in
Long Island City High School students/parents can access the 2022-23 application here.
Upward Bound is affiliated with St. John’s University’s Division of Special and Opportunity Programs. This division consists of a wide range of programs that provide academic and other supportive services for St. John’s students.
Long Island City High School
Long Island City, NY 11106
For more information, please contact Alexandra Marquez, Project Director, at 718-990-2532 or via email.