The goal of the Upward Bound program is to improve the graduation rates of high school students and increase the number of graduates who enter colleges and universities.
Upward Bound College Bound serves 160 low-income, first-generation college students who demonstrate potential for academic success and whose parents have not earned college degrees. Services offered in target schools include tutorial sessions; educational, recreational, or cultural events; group activities; exploration of postsecondary education opportunities and visits to campuses; financial aid application assistance; and participation in the six-week summer program.
The residential summer program is for 50 students selected for participation from the target schools. The summer experience helps UB students become familiar with the college experience, residence life and services provided and, most importantly, places an emphasis on academic development and growth.
Participation in this program is only available to students at target schools who qualify. Upward Bound is a federally funded program.