Upward Bound is a Department of Education funded program at Coastal Alabama Community College. Coastal Alabama’s Upward Bound Programs are located on the Gilbertown, Monroeville, and Thomasville Campuses. These programs are designed to provide academic assistance, advising, tutoring, and cultural enrichment necessary for students who qualify to complete both secondary and postsecondary schools. Services include afterschool and weekend programs during the academic year. In addition, students will be involved in an intensive six week summer program. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a summer bridge program during their senior year, thus giving them the opportunity to start their college career with a strong support system provided by Upward Bound staff.