FLORENCE, S.C. -- The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Florence-Darlington Technical College funding to continue its Upward Bound Program for five years. The first year will be funded at $385,586.
Tech’s Upward Bound Program is based on the main campus in Florence. It offers a broad array of services to help high school students complete their high school diplomas and successfully transition and complete postsecondary credentials. Career assessment, financial aid assistance, cultural enrichment activities, workshops, and college tours are examples of the activities to which Upward Bound students have access.
“The Upward Bound Program is very important in helping high school students reach their goals. Each student receives a coach who is their advocate and will help them recognize and overcome challenges that may arise,” said Jennifer Mabry, FDTC’s Director of Institutional Grants.
FDTC’s Upward Bound staff will be working with area high schools to identify and enroll eligible students in the program. The eight eligible high schools are Creek Bridge, Darlington, Hannah-Pamplico, Lake City, Lamar, Marion, Timmonsville and Wilson.