ATU Upward Bound Programs Collect, Donate Toys

ATU Upward Bound Toy Donation December 2022
The Arkansas Tech University Upward Bound staff delivered toys for the benefit of patients at Arkansas Children's Hospital in advance of the 2022 holiday season.

Students involved in Upward Bound programs at Arkansas Tech University collected and donated more than 200 toys to the Festival of Stars toy drive in advance of the 2022 holiday season.

The donated items will become part of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital toy closet. Students in the Upward Bound programs at ATU have contributed to the toy drive as their fall community service project since 2006.

Upward Bound is a federally-funded program that serves high school students with identified class, social and cultural barriers to higher education as defined by TRIO, a federal initiative created in 1965.

Students selected for the program must meet income guidelines as set by the federal government and/or be a potential first-generation college student.

The Upward Bound classic program at ATU serves students from the public high schools in Atkins, Dover, Hector, Johnson County Westside and Lamar. ATU’s Upward Bound math and science program is for public high school students from Danville, Dardanelle, Two Rivers, Western Yell County and Wonderview.

Visit to learn more about the Upward Bound programs at ATU.