Bound is a federally funded program that prepares its participants
for college. It serves first generation and/or low-income students.
The Upward Bound (UB) program is designed to foster in its students
the skills and motivation necessary for a successful high school
career and smooth transition to college. All services provided by
the Upward Bound program are free of charge.
The Avila Upward Bound
program is currently funded to serve 72 students at Grandview and
Ruskin High schools in the Kansas City area. Students who participate
in the Avila University Upward Bound program attend weekly tutoring
sessions and a monthly Saturday study session. Tutoring sessions
are designed to help students with their core subjects. Students
also receive assistance in other academic areas. In addition to
providing extra tutoring for students, Saturday sessions are used
to help high school seniors with the college application process.
This includes providing assistance with financial aid and scholarship
Students receive a $30.00 monthly stipend for
participating in tutoring sessions, attending required activities,
and following required instructions. Students receive a $60.00 monthly
stipend for participating in the summer program, which takes place
in June and July.