Upward Bound Program

The Upward Bound program is a federally sponsored educational program that serves high school students from the High School of Commerce in Springfield that are potential first generation college students and those from low income backgrounds. The program aims to help students prepare for and succeed in higher education. It provides individual tutoring, career advising, SAT and MCAS prep, college workshops, cultural enrichment and more programs that can help develop academic skills and motivation for students. Through partnership with UMass Amherst, a six week summer institute will support students’ development through courses and educational activities.

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January 1, 2013


High School of Commerce
415 State Street
Springfield, MA 01105
United States

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Tyson Rose

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Tyson Rose

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Student Affairs and Campus Life/Center for Student Development/Center for Multicultural Advancement & Student Success

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