Upward Bound at GateWay

Upward Bound

What is Upward Bound?

The GateWay Community College Upward Bound program was founded in 1999 and is one of the TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Program offerings include academic, personal, and social support to high school students through their entrance into college. We currently partner with Camelback and North high schools in Phoenix.


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This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and follows its eligibility requirements. This program is free to dedicated high school students who meet the following criteria:

  • Students from North or Camelback High Schools recruited as freshmen or sophomores.
  • Must be a first generation college student (parent/guardian has not attained a four-year college degree), or meet low income requirements (defined by the federal government standards).
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Be a student in need of academic support in high school and have the potential for academic success in college.
  • Be between the ages of 13-19.
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Program Benefits

Once accepted into this program, you will receive benefits including:

  • Individual advisement sessions to create a personalized success plan.
  • After school tutoring and enrichment sessions twice a week at the high school.
  • Career exploration and personal enrichment workshops.
  • Financial aid and scholarship information.
  • Participation in cultural, social, and career-oriented field trips.
  • Assistance in improving academic skills through classes in math, science, English, and foreign language during the six-week summer program on campus.
  • Assistance with college entrance requirements.
  • Earn stipends during the academic year ($40 month) and summer program ($60).

For Parents

Upward Bound End of Summer Banquet 

This end of the summer banquet will be to review the summer trip itinerary and details of where your student will be going with UB. This is a family event so please feel welcome to bring your other children or other immediate family members!

Thursday, June 29 |  4:30 p.m.

GateWay Community College - Washington Campus
Copper Room
108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034


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Student Sucess Center and Early Outreach
108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Office location: MA1372B

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Contact Information

Email: upwardbound@gatewaycc.edu

Phone: (602) 286-8677

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Fall and Spring

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer (May 14 - Aug. 2)

Mon - Thurs: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Upward Bound is sponsored by GateWay Community College and is 100% Federally Funded through the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO Programs, totaling $312,463.