JDCC receives $1M for Upward Bound
Published 5:04 am Monday, August 6, 2007
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The U. S. Department of Education awarded Jefferson Davis Community College a $1,088,768 grant to fund the college's Upward Bound Program. The four-year grant begins this year and annually provides $272,192 for the program through August 31, 2011.
Upward Bound is a national college preparatory program aimed at helping high school students prepare to pursue higher education.
JDCC's program works with students from Escambia and Conecuh counties, including T.R. Miller, W.S. Neal, Flomaton, Escambia County, and Hillcrest High Schools. The program is funded for 52 students and maintains a waiting list of eligible students interested in participating. Although Upward Bound staff recruits students from the program's target area, many students are recommended by counselors, teachers, agencies and churches in the community.
The project provides in-school tutoring, Saturday workshops, college and cultural exposure, counseling, and summer resident programs.
Participants receive instruction in: English composition and literature, science with laboratories, foreign language, career exploration, and reading comprehension, and mathematics through calculus.