Upward Bound members must commit to preparing themselves for post-secondary education before being accepted into the program. In return for this commitment, Upward Bound provides participants with a wide range of free services including: Tutoring, counseling, classroom instructions, college and career guidance, and improving their academic skills and their motivation & determination to pursue a post-secondary education.
Participants are expected to demonstrate an on-going commitment to these goals by continually striving for self-improvement.
Program participants with any grades of a C or below in their core classes will be required to attend tutoring. There are also two Saturday Academies per month throughout the school year and a six-week Summer Excellence Camp.
Upon completion of High School, Upward Bound participants will make the transition to college by taking part in the Summer Bridge Program and earning up to six hours of college credit at no expense to themselves or their families. Students will also live in the dormitories during that time.
Parents are encouraged to become active in Upward Bound.