We help Dayton youth succeed!

The University of Dayton Upward Bound Program provides support to students during their college entrance process as well as opportunities for students to succeed in their precollege performance, and ultimately, in their higher education pursuits. The program serves low-income and first-generation pre-college students from area high schools. Currently, more than 60 students join the program each year, which operates during the school year and offers a six-week summer camp option.

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

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Targeted Dayton Public High Schools


Keep up with the program in 2013-2014!

Following are scheduled events and important dates for 2013-2014.


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Where and when to go!

Please REMEMBER that TUTORING IS MANDATORY FOR ALL STUDENTS during the academic year. 

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Who can participate?


  • Prospective first-generation college students, meaning that neither parent has earned a four-year college degree. 
  • Students who come from families that meet low-income guidelines, defined as below federal household guidelines.

Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and attend one of the program's three target Dayton public schools: Meadowdale, Belmont, and Dunbar. Participants must also have completed one of the following grades: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th.

How much is the program?


Free. Rooms, food, and fees (except medical expenses) are paid for by the grant.

Can I just attend the Summer Academy?


No. Students are required to attend the Summer Academy and the Year-Round Academic Support.

Where can I obtain an application?


Contact us or your guidance counselor, or click on the Apply tab.

How many students are enrolled?


We are funded to serve 63 students.


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Let us know how we can help you!

Our faculty and staff are committed to excellence in teaching, research and service on behalf of students, institution, professions and communities.
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Stewart, TyAnn 

Director, Upward BoundStaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Upward Bound
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Davis, Jared A.

Program Specialist, Upward BoundStaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Upward Bound
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Robinson, Kyra M.

Program Assistant, Upward BoundStaffSchool of Education and Health Sciences: Upward Bound

Join Upward Bound!

To apply to the Upward Bound Program, download the Upward Bound Program Application (pdf) >>

Summer Academy


Applications are being accepted for Summer Academy residential positions. Please call 937-229-3580 for additional information.

Want to make a difference in the lives of our young people?

We need summer instructors!

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Still not sure? Have questions? Contact us!

Upward Bound Program
University of Dayton
School of Education and Health Sciences
300 College Park Ave.
Dayton, OH 45469

TyAnn Stewart
Director of Upward Bound Program
(937) 229-3580

Jared Davis
Program Specialist
(937) 229-3580

Kyra Robinson
Program Assistant
(937) 229-3580