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Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families, high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree, and low-income, first-generation military veterans who are preparing to enter postsecondary education. Read more about Upward Bound.

Students in the classroom.

If you are interested in participating in the Upward Bound Program Download the Pre-Screening Questionnaire (PDF PDF Logo, 94 KB).

Upcoming Dates for Saturday Academy:

May 11, 2019

Upward Bound offers a six-week (June 24 – August 4, 2019) summer program designed to provide a holistic experience to enhance students’ academic, social, and personal development.

In order to participate in the Summer Program, students must submit all documents on/or before May 31, 2019 to their appointed Educational Coach or the Upward Bound Office. Below is a comprehensive checklist to ensure all documents are submitted:

  • Application
    • Applicant Information
    • Medical Treatment Form
    • Letter of Intent
  • California State University, Long Beach’s Field Trip Forms
    • Release of Liability Form
    • Voluntary Medical Disclosure Form
    • Photo Release Form

Please submit all required documents to assigned Educational Coach or the Upward Bound Office.

Upcoming Event for Summer Session:

May 25, 2019 - Mandatory Orientation



Students Spotlight

Congratulation! to the following senior students on their college acceptance:

Aaron Savage

Alma Leon

Alfonso Gonzalez

Aylin Cruz-Torres

Brenda Esquivel

Briauna Spencer

Brian Yi

Claudia Hipolito

Daniela Torres

Desiree Ruiz

Ericka Sanchez

Edgar Armas

Edgar Basurto

Fatima Pulido

Francisco Gonzalez

Jacqueline Padilla

Jacqueline Yepez

Jennifer Moreno

Jessica Suchite

Josie Castro

Joseph Garcia

Kemberly Sanchez

Mariah McCain

Miguel Beltran

Monique Ortega

Nikkie Pele

Oscar Aguilar

Ronald Evans

Sonny Metzler

Saul Gomez

Yasmine Rivero-Rodriguez

Zamira Luna


UB Recruitment

ATTENTION: Students, parents and friends! Upward Bound is in the process of recruiting students from some of our participating high schools. See below for a list of the schools that are currently open for recruitment. If a school is not listed, student may be referred to another local Upward Bound Program is available. If you are interested in applying for the program, download and complete the Pre-screening Questionnaire.

Schools Open for Recruitment

Cabrillo High School

Centennial High School

Compton High School

Dominguez High School

Gardena High School

Jordan High School

Paramount High School

After School Tutoring Schedule

Upward Bound recommends tutoring for all participants but requires tutoring for students with GPA's lower than 2.5. Participants that need tutoring, please contact assigned coach.

Saturday Tutorial Reminder

Saturday Academy takes place on 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month (excluding holidays) and is mandatory for all participants. Three or more unexcused absences may result in dismissal from the Upward Bound Program. If you have any questions or concerns contact your assigned Coach.

Upcoming Events


Beach Clean Up (May 4, 2019)

Summer Orientation (May 26, 2019)

Senior Banquet (June 2, 2019)

Summer Program (June 24 - August 4)

















Funded by the U.S. Department of Education (Federal TRIO Programs)