We are a federally funded educational program, designed to increase the academic skills and motivational levels of low-income and/or first-generation college students to the extent that they will complete high school and successfully enter a postsecondary educational program and graduate.
A minimum of 70 students are served each program year.
To be eligible, a student must meet the following criteria:
Be a "potential first-generation college student" (that is, parents do not have a four year college degree) AND/OR
Classified as low-income (as defined by Federal Government) AND
Have completed the 8th grade but not yet entered the 11th grade at time of admission to Upward Bound.
Have a need for academic support.
Attending one of the following "target"schools:
Cibola High School
Kofa High School
Parker High School
Yuma High School
San Luis High School
Academic year program offers academic instruction, tutoring, academic advisement, preparation in college entrance exams, counseling, social and personal development (through Saturday meetings)
Summer residential program offers a college simulation experience for high school students and bridge experience for high school graduates.
Assistance with college selection, admissions, housing, entrance exams, and financial aid, Postsecondary support is also provided.
Cultural, social, and recreational activities designed to foster growth and broaden student awareness, appreciation, and respect for each other.
Student advocacy at various postsecondary institutions, scholarship programs and internships.