It is unfortunate that with the amount of information available to us, that there is a gap in education and many people cannot get it because of one main factor, money. With the rise of housing cost, inflation on goods and services, there is simply not enough money to go around. But fortunately, there are programs today to alleviate this problem. Yet, it does not go unnoticed that this is a problem and money should not stop someone from getting a proper education.
One program in particular is the Upward Bound. In short, the mission of the program is for “Upward Bound — founded as an experimental program in 1964 as part of Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty with a goal of helping students from low-income families get a college education.”
Today, the program has allowed for influential people like “Oprah Winfrey, actresses Viola Davis and Angela Bassett, ABC News correspondent John Quinones, and Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile,” to go through the program.
For any program to be successful, planning has to be well thought out and how to accommodate so many people. Upward Bound holds the local program at college campuses either after-school or weekend sessions.
Getting an education should not be a burden to anyone that wants to attend. Scholarships and grants provide some solution to the problem if money is an issue. With so many influential people and programs to offer solutions, why are so many people struggling and not being able to get the education that they need? What is holding them back? What is the world holding back that could provide for these families? The truth is, we may never know, but can work towards finding a better solution.