Camp receives nearly $300K for Upward Bound programs

Published 7:02 pm Tuesday, May 31, 2022

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced more than $6.2 million in federal funding for 15 Virginia schools, including Paul D. Camp Community College, for Upward Bound programs.

The press release from Warner’s office continued by noting that Upward Bound, which is administered through the Department of Education, provides support to low-income and first-generation high school students in order to increase high school and college graduation rates.

“All students deserve access to the resources they need to succeed,” the senators said. “This funding for Upward Bound programs will support low-income and first-generation students through high school and help them prepare for higher education. This represents another critical investment in leveling the playing field so that more students have the tools to reach their goals and get ready for life after high school.”

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Camp Community College will receive $290,714 for programs, including supporting dual enrollment opportunities. It will continue serving Franklin, Lakeland and Southampton high schools.

This funding follows advocacy by both Warner and Kaine to increase funding for all TRIO programs — including Upward Bound — in a letter to leadership of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations last year.