Upward Bound

Upward Bound Staff

Dr. Delacy W. Sanford
Program Director
Phone: (904) 470-8291
E-mail: d.sanford@ewc.edu


Ms. Sharon Harris
Executive Assistant
Phone: (904) 470-8228
E-mail: sharon.harris@ewc.edu


Mrs. Patricia Wade
Academic Coordinator
Phone: (904) 470-8290
Email: patricia.wade@ewc.edu




Upward Bound

The Upward Bound program provides fundamental support to participate in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Edward Waters College Upward Bound Program serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a Bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education, enroll in, and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.

The Upward Bound Program provides academic support in reading, writing, study skills, and other subjects necessary for a student to be successful in their educational goals beyond high school. Academic and financial counseling is taught through workshops and students are exposed to academic programs and cultural events through speakers and field trips.

A tutorial program provides services to assist students in developing their study skills by instructing them on how to study effectively and test-taking skills.

Upward Bound provides information on post-secondary educational opportunities and assistance in completing college applications, financial aid applications, and preparing students for college entrance examinations.

The goal of the Upward Bound Program at Edward Waters College is to assist students in improving their academic skills, increase their GPA, give each student an opportunity to attend college, and graduate from college.


The objectives of the Upward Bound program include:

  • Assure that 75% of the participants obtain satisfactory level on the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT).
  • Assure that 75% of 9th, 10th, and 11th grade participants served during each school year will continue to participate in the Upward Bound program during the next school year.
  • Assure that 70% of all Upward Bound participants, who at the time of entrance into the program had an expected graduation date during the school year, will enroll in a program of post secondary education by the fall term immediately following the expected graduation date from high school.
  • To enroll 70% of 9th grade participants served during each budget period into a post secondary education program immediately following the expected graduation date.