50th Anniversery Upward bound logo tagline-color

Upward Bound is an educational opportunity program of the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides many activities and services to eligible high school students who want to go to college. The Ohio State ATI Upward Bound serves students at:

Orrville Senior High School, Orrville
McKinley Senior High School, Canton
Timken Senior High School, Canton
Wooster High School, Wooster

Ohio State ATI Upward Bound

Success Statement 2014

Since 2008, 90% of the students who participated in our program enrolled in college.
(The national average for enrolling in college right after high school for low-income students is 55%.)

Of those students who entered college, 55% have graduated or are still working towards a college degree.
(The national graduation rate (within six years of enrolling right after high school) for low-income, first-generation students is 11%.)


Upcoming Events!

Playhouse Square “The Tempest”

April 25th, 2015

Senior Recognition Ceremony

May 7th, 2015

For more details about all events, see the Upward Bound calendar.


Chip Yankello will match your donation to the Optimum Scholarship. If you give $5, he will give $5, too.

The Chip Yankello Optimum Scholarship for Upward Bound Students. How to donate…

1) Checks can be mailed to: Upward Bound, Ohio State ATI, 1328 Dover Rd. Wooster Ohio, 44691.

2) Online https://www.giveto.osu.edu/makeagift   Click the blue word “Search” and type in 313957. Make sure the fund selected is “ATI Upward Bound Fund.”

3) Or by phone to Tricia James of the OSU Development Office (330)287-1234. Be sure to mention Fund 313957.

Donors will receive an acknowledgement of their donation and documentation for tax deductions from The Ohio State University. Contact Sandy Huffman at (330)287-1285 with any questions.

Make a difference in some young student’s life and stay Optimum!