High school students from low-income families and those with parents who did not graduate from college are less likely to obtain a college degree.
Each year, through academic and social experiences, 75 underrepresented students are prepared to attend college. For graduating and current students of GECAC Upward Bound, it is only onward and upward from here!
Covid-19 Information: Upward Bound has transitioned all services online. Communication with our students will continue via Facebook Messenger, Remind, Zoom, email, and phone.
GECAC Upward Bound seeks students that are committed to their education and are highly motivated in their pursuit of attaining a college education and achieving their career and professional goals. Our academic year and summer programs are rigorous, designed to motivate and prepare students for college.
Working collaboratively with several school districts in Erie County, our program offers services at the students' home schools and on the campus of Edinboro University of PA during the academic year and during a six-week summer session.
There are three primary criteria for Upward Bound eligibility:
Please complete the application and return it to your school's guidance counselor or mail to:
Frank DelleCurti, Program Director
18 West 9th Street
Erie, PA 16501