Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program that provides support to participants whose aspire to obtain a college degree.

It is comprised of rigorous academic and summer programs. Students who wish to participate must be low income and/or first generation. The Ƶ Upward Bound Program also accepts ninth graders at risk for academic failure. Our mission is to motivate, assist, and promote qualified high school students to pursue a four year college degree by building their academic skills and social development through exposure to a variety of career, cultural, academic, and social experiences. The initiative is set for fifty-six students from the following two high schools in Frankfort, Kentucky:

  • Western Hills High School 
  • Franklin County High School 

Upward Bound students, who meet the qualifications, automatically qualify to receive the Ƶ UB Scholarship which provides half of the cost of tuition, standard housing and meals  per year at Ƶ. 

Upward Bound is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Our Motto

Positive affirmation and character development is essential to student success.  How others see you is reflected in how you see yourself! Each of our Upward Bound students must learn and recite the following motto's:

"I am somebody! I can do all things!"
"F's become D's, D's become C's, C's become B's, B's become A's, and A's are the most awesome things ever!"
"Respect is mandatory, not an option!"



Kim Goldring
Upward Bound Director

(502) 597-7015



Carl M. Hill Student Center, Suite 324 

400 E. Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40601