Upward Bound Programs

YMWIC Upward Bound Programs at Coatesville Area and Upper Darby School Districts

YMWIC has received TRIO Upward Bound Grants for its Coatesville and Upper Darby Chapters. The Upward Bound TRIO Program is a Federal Outreach and Student Services Program designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. With these grants, we are able to provide opportunities for our eligible high school Scholars within the Coatesville Area and Upper Darby School Districts who come from low-income families or 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; and enroll in, and graduate from, institutions of post-secondary education. The YMWIC Upward Bound Program provides after-school, summer, and job apprenticeship opportunities which help our Scholars succeed in their pre-college performance and, ultimately, in their higher education and future employment pursuits.

Program Activities

Program activities that Upward Bound Scholars participate in include:  

  • After-school Interactive Learning Workshops 
  • Academic Tutoring 
  • Mentoring and SAT Prep 
  • Annual Science Fair and Expo 
  • Annual Career Day & College Expo  
  • Leadership and Professional Development 
  • Annual Robotics Competition 
  • Job Shadowing and Internships 
  • Financial Literacy 
  • College Visits 
  • Residential (Overnight) Multi-Week Summer Program at West Chester University 
  • New YMWIC Apprenticeship Job Program 
  • Public Speaking 
  • Community-Related Projects \For Parents and Families: Financing College, Real Estate Ownership, Completing FAFSA Forms, Family and Scholar Advocacy, Events Planning and Volunteer Opportunities

Registration is Now Open!

YMWIC 2023-2024 Program Year

Registration has begun for the upcoming school year for rising 3rd – 12th grade students. New and returning Scholars should fill out the following forms:

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