Youth Education

High school are hard enough without the pressure of planning for the future. MDC helps low-income, first-generation students graduate high school and enroll in college. Through specialized programs, students in grades 6-12 learn the skills they need in order to access opportunities that allow for their growth and achievement.

Imagine a world where your future is clearer

MDC offers a mentorship program that helps young learners plan for life beyond high school.

The Upward Bound program counsels high school students through college applications, financial aid, and career opportunities.

This program is funded through the Federal TriO program designed to motivate and support students experiencing disadvantages.





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Upward Bound

Serving students in grades 9-12 in Bethel, Franklin Pierce, and Tacoma school districts.
MDC's Upward Bound program guides low-income and/or first-generation students through middle and high school, while exploring and preparing for college and careers after high school.
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Upward Bound

  • Lincoln High School
  • Mt. Tahoma High School
  • Foss High School
  • Delores Silas School
  • Stadium High School
  • Franklin Pierce High School
  • Washington High School 
  • Spanaway Lake High School

Upward Bound Math & Science

  • Fife High School
  • Summit Olympus
  • Columbia Jr High

Our Locations

Bethel School District
516 176th Street E,
Tacoma, WA 98387
(253) 888-6055

Franklin Pierce School District
315 129th St S,
Tacoma, WA 98444
(253) 298-3000

Tacoma School District
601 South 8th St,
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 680-7153

Contact US

For an appointment with one of our advisers, use the contact form.

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone Number (253) 254-8329  

Closed Weekends and Holidays