TRIO Programs

Cobb County Upward Bound

Cobb County Upward Bound is a comprehensive program to empower and support low-income, first-generation college students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing higher education. The program provides academic instruction, college preparation, and personal development opportunities to enhance students’ skills and knowledge. Upward Bound cultivates a positive learning environment that fosters academic success and personal growth through tutoring, workshops, and mentoring. Cobb County Upward Bound aims to equip low-income, first-generation college students with the tools and resources to excel in their educational journey by promoting college access and readiness.

Summer Program

In addition to year-round support, Cobb County Upward Bound offers a six-week academically enriched summer program to prepare students for the upcoming academic year. This intensive program provides students a structured and immersive learning experience, focusing on core subjects to strengthen their academic foundations. Students receive targeted instruction through engaging classes, educational activities, and hands-on projects to enhance their knowledge and skills. The summer program also includes college exploration workshops, career development sessions, and opportunities for personal growth. By participating in this summer program, students gain confidence, sharpen their academic abilities, and develop the necessary tools to excel academically in the upcoming school year.

Target Schools
  • South Cobb High School
  • Pebblebrook High School
  • Osborne High School
  • Must be currently enrolled in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.
  • Must be enrolled in the following target school: South Cobb High School, Pebblebrook High School, Osborne High School
  • Applicants must meet the federal government’s low-income and first-generation student guidelines.



Kenyatta Phillips
Program Manager

Jahni Phillip
Program Assistant

Social Media

Instagram: @cobbupwardbound