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Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program that provides support to participants whose goals are to receive a college degree. It is comprised of both a rigorous academic and summer component. Students must be low income and/or first generation. The program also accepts ninth graders at risk for academic failure. The program serves fifty-three students at the following three high schools in Frankfort, KY: Western Hills, Franklin County High and Frankfort High.

Upward Bound is funded through the Department of Education with a grant of $236,925.