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After a hiatus, Upward Bound returns

March 5, 2008

Albany--  After a 15 year absence, a program that helps at risk students make it to college is now back in Dougherty County.

Albany State has been without an Upward Bound Program since 1993. But thanks to a $250,000 grant, school leaders can get it back up and running. Under the program, low-income 9th and 10th graders who are first-generation college bound students get focused attention on ASU's campus.

Upward Bound then helps the students transition to college.

"We're targeting the kids that are on the edge, not sure if they want to go. They're not sure if they can get the money so we're trying to assist them, show them opportunities that they can go and we will help them," said Assistant Director Toussaint Hill.

"When preparing them for college, there's a summer bridge piece that will bridge them into the college of their choice," said Upward Bound Director Leslie Charles.

Response to the program's return has been great so far.  Applications from schools are coming in everyday. They hope to have 50 students from Dougherty County's four high schools when the program starts in March.

Dougherty County students who are interested should see their high school guidance counselors.  There is a selection process.

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