The Upward Bound Program (UB) is designed to provide academic and enrichment programs for eligible high school students. The objective of UB is to assist participants in their academic advancement and to ensure a positive transition into postsecondary institutions. UB offers through its academic and summer residential component an opportunity for participants to receive personal and career counseling, tutoring, career exploration, pre-college academic coursework, visits to college campuses, cultural activities, educational seminars, and financial aid and admissions counseling. For more information about Gadsden State’s Upward Bound Program, individuals should call the director on the Gadsden Campus (256.549.8396) or the Ayers Campus (256.835.5443). Upward Bound, one of the College’s TRIO programs, is totally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.