Medaille College Upward Bound

Upward Bound Programs at Medaille College

College prep programs for High School Students, staffed and developed by Medaille College 


What Is the Upward Bound Program?

The TRiO Upward Bound Program is a federally funded college preparatory program for students in the city of Buffalo. Staffed and developed by Medaille College, the program provides support services for low-income, future first-generation college students at risk for academic failure. It is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to improve high school graduation rates, ensuring students will enter and complete a college degree. All Upward Bound activities and services are free to students enrolled in the program. 


“The mission of Upward Bound at Medaille College is to support first generation college bound high school students at MST Seneca in their completion of post-secondary education. Through strategic programming, we will equip students with the tools to complete high school and pursue their passions in college and beyond.”


Who Is Eligible? 

The Upward Bound Program is available to students in grades 9 through 12. In addition, students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the United States
  • Low income house hold according to federal guidelines
  • Be a first-generation college student (i.e., neither parent has completed a four-year college degree)  
  • Have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher


Who Should Apply?

Upward Bound is ideal for any student who:

  • Has the potential to be a great leader
  • Has a desire to pursue a college education
  • Maintains consistent school attendance
  • Will participate in tutoring up to 5 days a week
  • Has the drive to complete a six-week intensive summer program
  • Will attend Saturday sessions and field trips
  • Upward Bound Math + Science is ideal for any student who: Has interest in a STEM field (ask Advisor) 


What Services Are Offered?

The experienced Medaille College Upward Bound staff offers a number of unique services, including:

  • After-school tutoring
  • Academic and career advising
  • Study and test-taking skills
  • Free transportation to and from activities
  • SAT/ACT preparation and registration
  • Regional college visits
  • Cultural and social field trips and events
  • Financial aid events
  • Team building and service learning opportunities
  • Leadership and character development
  • Six-week summer program
  • Parent workshops
  • Math & Science Enrichment Program


Meet the Staff


Michael Moore, Director

(716) 880-2632


Daycia Clarke, Assistant Director

(716) 880-2620 


Farhad Mustafa, Academic Advisor

(716) 880-2637


Rayeshawn Ward, Academic Advisor

(716) 880-2639


Kendell Capers, Academic Advisor

(716) 880-2635


Leona Soule, Program Services Coordinator 

(716) 880-2391


After School Schedule

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Contact Us

Upward Bound at Medaille College

91 Humboldt Parkway

Buffalo, NY 14214

Office Hours at Medaille:


8 a.m.-4 p.m.

(716) 880-2633


Upward Bound at MST

666 East Delevan Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14215

Office Hours at MST:


1 p.m.-5 p.m.

(716) 816-4500, ext. 1130




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