Volunteer & Donate

Just 45% of low-income students in our nation enroll in college, compared with 81% from the highest socio-economic tier. This is a problem we are working to solve. Le Moyne College’s Upward Bound program is a grant-funded educational opportunity program that provides academic, social, and college readiness support to low-income high school students from Syracuse, many of whom aspire to be the first in their families to go to college and graduate. Last year, 100% of our high school seniors enrolled in post-secondary institutions, more than doubling the national rate for their peers.

To make a monetary donation online, please use our secure online giving page. 100% of donations directly benefit our students by partially offsetting the high costs of college textbooks for our graduating senior class and helping to fund more than fifteen annual campus visits.  Le Moyne College's Upward Bound Program is also always looking for volunteers to tutor students, present at Leadership Conferences, or help out in other ways.  To find out about volunteer options, please contact Kate Haswell at [email protected].  

As we say in Upward Bound, we know that our futures are connected and that one person’s success determine another person’s possibilities. Thank you for supporting Upward Bound students and their possibilities.  Thank you for your interest in supporting Upward Bound!