Upward Bound

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The mission of the Double Discovery Center at Columbia University is to increase high school graduation, college enrollment and completion of low-income and first-generation college-bound youth from low performing schools in Northern Manhattan.

Upward Bound (UB)
A year-round academic program that provides the supplemental schooling and support needed to prepare nearly 200 first-generation college-bound students for success. Students enroll in the 9th or 10th grade for tutoring, workshops and Saturday classes and continue attending throughout high school. UB students are eligible for the Upward Bound Summer Academy, a residential intensive academic and enrichment program.