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About Us

Appalachian Upward Bound is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is sponsored by Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority. Our current grants have been operating since 1995 in Scott, Morgan, Hawkins, and Grainger counties.

Our mission is to provide fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low income families; high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree; and low income, first generation military veterans who are preparing to enter postsecondary education. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

We provide services in the following areas: tutoring and academic instruction in Mathematics, Science, English, Foreign Language, ACT Prep, financial literacy, cultural exposure, non-congnitive skills, work-study opportunities, service learning, and much more.

Our program is divided into 2 components, the academic year, and the summer program. Click here for the program info handout.

Who We Serve

We currently serve high-school students in Hawkins and Grainger Counties at Cherokee High School and Grainger High School. We also serve students in Morgan County at Wartburg Central, Coalfield, and Sunbright School. In Scott County we serve students at Scott High School. We also provide services to low-income military veterans pursuing their post-secondary education.

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