The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Virginia Union University more than $1.9 million to fund the Upward Bound Program for the next five years. Since 1966, the University’s Upward Bound program has provided college preparation to high school students in Richmond public schools. The program has two phases – the Academic Year Saturday Academy and the Summer Residential Institute. Students take classes in English, mathematics, sciences, history, social studies, technology, and foreign language. Tutoring, individual counseling, and a variety of cultural and recreational experiences are also provided.
Last year, 83 students participated in the program. The students were selected from Armstrong, George Wythe, Huguenot, John Marshall, and Thomas Jefferson high schools. Participating students must meet income and academic requirements. For additional information on the Upward Bound program, please call (804) 257-5899 or visit www.vuu.edu and click on Academics.