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Congratulations Upward Bound Graduates!

Please join is in congratulating Garfield’s Upward Bound graduating class of 2023! These first-generation college students have been accepted into Seattle Promise, Loyola Marymount University, Middlebury College, University of Oregon, University of Southern California, University of Washington, and Yale University! They are pursuing studies in astrophysics, biochemistry, bioengineering, computer science, environmental engineering, geography, journalism, and marketing.

Upward Bound is a national college-readiness program focused on preparing for higher education by promoting academic achievement, goal setting, and career exploration. The City of Seattle’s Upward Bound program is open to rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students at Garfield and Rainier High Schools, to help provide the knowledge, skills, and motivation needed to earn a two- or four-year college degree. Enrolled students receive college preparation support through their high school graduation, such as tutoring and mentoring, academic guidance and personal counseling, SAT/ACT test taking preparation, assistance with college and financial aid applications, and career planning and exploration. Upward Bound services are FREE to all applicants who meet eligibility requirements and who are willing to participate in required program services. 

For more information, visit Upward Bound – Education |, or contact Garfield’s Upward Bound Academic Youth counselor, Roberto Lopez, at or (206) 300-4270.

Garfield PTSA supports Upward Bound students through our family support fund with gift cards for groceries and everyday necessities.