SF’s Upward Bound Program Donates Blankets to Bradford Foster Youth

Students in SF’s Upward Bound program made and distributed blankets to youth in foster care in Bradford County.

January 7, 2022 – The Santa Fe College Upward Bound program, located in Bradford County, cares about foster youth. As a community service project, the scholars of the program created “no sew” blankets for the foster care youth in the county. The blankets were created by the scholars at their Saturday Academy on Dec. 11, and delivered to the local Partnership for Strong Families office the following Monday by some of the programs’ Student Government Association officers. Studies show that a sense of belonging is derived from community service, which also helps character, social and community development.

The Upward Bound Program (UB) is one of many federally funded TRIO programs through the United States Department of Education and one of six at Santa Fe College. The program serves potential first-generation college students, students from economically disadvantaged background and students with academic needs. The goal of the program is to support students to realize their dreams of completing high school, enrolling in and graduating from college. It exposes scholars to educational experiences in which they may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate.

The Santa Fe College Upward Bound Program is located in Starke, FL at the Andrews Center and is funded to serve 63 students from Bradford High School. For information about the Upward Bound Program please contact: Email: UBSF@sfcollege.edu or call 352-395-4494.