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Who We Serve

Upward Bound provides low-income and first-generation high school students with academic, cultural, and personal support for the purposes of high school graduation, postsecondary enrollment, and lifelong success.

Services Provided / Upward Bound

  • Academic enrichment and tutoring services
  • Cultural enrichment programs
  • Mentoring and counseling services
  • College Visits
  • Summer residential program
  • College summer “bridge” component
  • Workshops and sessions for students and parents
  • College prep courses

Interested in Upward Bound?

We are excited to provide you with more information about the Upward Bound program and our services.

  • Early Intervention College Prep Program
  • After School Tutoring Sessions
  • Academic Saturdays
  • Life Skills and Personal Growth Opportunities
  • Assistance with College Admission and Completion


black contact card icon Students enrolled in grades 9 - 12 at a participating school

black house icon Students whose parents did not complete a Bachelor's degree (First Generation student)

black thumbs up icon Students who show an academic need and are recommended by a teacher or counselor

black dollar sign icon Students whose family show financial need

Join SWTJC Upward Bound

  1. Fill out the application – Make sure to review the checklist page. We need ALL DOCUMENTS submitted before we can begin.
  2. Turn in the application with ALL required documents.
  3. We will contact you to schedule a student and a parent interview.
  4. We will mail a letter within 3 weeks to inform you if you have been accepted into the program.

Sending Your Application

  1. Submit to Advisor at your school district
  2. Mail application:
    Attention Jaime Nevarez
    2401 Garner Field Road
    Uvalde, TX 78801-6221

Contact TRiO Upward Bound

Jaime Nevarez
TRiO Upward Bound Project Director

Southwest Texas Junior College Sterling H. Fly, Sr. Memorial Building (Building S) Uvalde, TX 78801

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Johnny Sandoval
TRiO Upward Bound Project Advisor

Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde High School Uvalde, TX 78801

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Gilbert Betancourt
TRiO Upward Bound Project Advisor

Southwest Texas Junior College Crystal City High School Crystal City, TX 78839

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Schedule an Appointment

Parents, visit our appointment page to book an appointment with Upward Bound Staff.

Padres, visiten nuestra página de citas para programar una cita con el personal de Upward Bound.