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Welcome to the Upward Bound Program

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What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound is an educational program offered during the summer and academic year for high school students from low-income families; and families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary school and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. It strives to develop the academic and personal skills a student will need to successfully complete college. Upward Bound is funded by the United States Department of Education (Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965).

Upward Bound reflects Mercer County Community College's mission to provide services and activities that support individual student success. These services include:
  • Supplemental academic instruction
  • After school tutoring
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • College visits
  • Peer and Group counseling
  • SAT preparation
  • HSPA preparation
  • College application and financial aid instruction


In order to be eligible for Upward Bound you must:
  • Attend high school
  • Meet eligibility guidelines
  • Demonstrate academic potential
  • Present recommendations from principals, teachers, and counselors
  • Live in Trenton, New Jersey


For Information Contact:

Mercer County Community College
James Kerney Campus room KC147
North Broad & Academy Streets
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
Telephone: (609) 570-3155

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JKC Learning Center