Upward Bound is a college preparatory program designed to provide academic skills
and motivation for students who are interested in pursuing an educational program
beyond high school. Students generally enter the program in the 9th or 10th grade
and remain through graduation from high school and entry into college.
Upward Bound gives the high school student a chance to learn first-hand what college
life is all about and helps the student develop skills necessary to succeed in college.
The program emphasizes reading, writing, math, science, and study skills. Personal,
career, and academic counseling is also provided.
Upward Bound is one of the federally-funded "TRIO" programs that allows selected educational
institutions or agencies to provide fundamental support to participants in preparation
for college entrance.