Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
Upward Bound mission is to provide fundamental support and opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.
Who is eligible to participate in Upward Bound Program
- Citizen, permanent resident, or national of the United State; a permanent resident of Guam, the Northern Mariana Island, or the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; a resident of the Freely Associated State – the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, or the Republic of the Marshall Islands;
- First-Generation college students; or a low-income individual;
- Has a need for academic support and must plan to pursue a college education beyond high school;
- At the time of initial selection, has completed eight grade but has not entered the twelfth grade and is at least 13 years old but not older than 19.
Types of Services
- Instructions in Math, Foreign Language, Literature, Composition, and Laboratory Science;
- Career and college preparation;
- Technology Exposure;
- Cultural Enrichment Program;
- Guidance Counseling and Advising, and MANY MORE services.
See our brochure for more information: UB Brochure 17-18