Academic Year/Summer Component

Upward Bound offers an Academic Year component in which students receive supplemental instruction in academic, cultural, and social areas, as well as a Summer Residential component – an intensive six-week instructional program requiring students to live on campus during the summer. All services are provided through a federally funded grant and are free to the participant.

Academic Year Component

The Academic Year Component includes providing additional academic support to students during the regular school year. Below are some key features of the Upward Bound Academic Year Component:

  • Tutoring and Academic Assistance
  • Cultural and Enrichment Activities
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • College Visits
  • Soft Skill Development
  • College and Career Counseling
  • Standardized Test Preparation

Summer Residential Component

The Summer Residential Component is a significant part of the Upward Bound Program. It typically involves an intensive, residential experience for 6-weeks during the summer. This component is designed to provide students with an immersive and focused environment that promotes academic enrichment, personal development, and college readiness During this component, students receive the services offered during the Academic Year in addition to:

  • Job Shadowing
  • Dorm-living 
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Cultural and Recreational Activities
  • College Exploration
  • Personal Development
  • Financial Literacy 
  • Social and Community Building
  • Leadership Skills