Upward Bound Services


During the academic year, Upward Bound Academic Counselors visit each participating high school weekly. They meet with students, guidance counselors and teachers. The Academic Counselors follow each Scholar's academic and personal progress, offering guidance, attention and support.

In addition, Upward Bound provides the following:

  • Arranging and facilitating in-person and virtual university and college visits
  • Tutoring
  • Assistance preparing for SAT and ACT exams
  • Presentations and workshops about planning for college, what to consider in choosing a college, and Federal Student Financial Aid programs and benefits (many programs will be virtual through Spring 2022)
  • Help developing problem-solving skills and participation in team-building activities
  • Assistance completing college admissions applications and financial aid forms
  • Scholarship information
  • Community engagement opportunities
  • Trips to cultural events
  • Summer residential program