Dear Student and Parent/Guardian:
Thank you for your interest in the GECAC TRIO Upward Bound (UB) program. To be eligible for the program, a student must be currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade attending either Erie high school, Corry high school or the Charter School of Excellence, S/he must also meet modest income guidelines and/or be a first-generation college-bound student.
Upward Bound is an academic program that requires a commitment from the student and cooperation from parents and family members. A student joining Upward Bound must actively participate in our after-school program during the academic year and are highly encouraged to participate in our six-week summer academy. Once accepted, we expect students to continue with the program for the duration of his/her high school career.
Upward Bound is a federally-funded program; there is no fee charged for participation. Students receive a modest stipend based on attendance.
At this time, all of our services are online/virtual; students will be provided with a GECAC TRIO Upward Bound issued Chromebook to participate in the academic year and summer academy. We will follow the state of Pennsylvania's guidelines and timelines for a safe return to group in person meetings and Saturday sessions.
The following application forms must be filled out completely, signed, and the additional documentation requested submitted. Incomplete applications will be returned, which will delay your family interview and may jeopardize your child's chances of being accepted during the current admissions process. In addition to the application, we require the following documents:
COPY OF MOST RECENT SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT OR REPORT CARD (we will contact your Guidance Counselor for this)
2 RECOMMENDATION FORMS FROM GUIDANCE COUNSELOR OR TEACHER (We will email the recommendation forms to two teachers you choose)
Please let us know if you have any questions. We appreciate your interest in the Upward Bound program.
Frank A. DelleCurti | Director, TRIO Upward Bound
Greater Erie Community Action Committee
18 West 9th Street | Erie, Pennsylvania 16501
P: 814.459.4581 ext. 676| C: 814.490.5765 | email@example.com