Upward Bound is funded by the U.S. Department of Education (Federal TRIO Program)
The CSULB Upward Bound Program offers its services to students year-round. The program is broken up into two major components plus special events:
Yearly Events: Special events held for Upward Bound participants
Academic Year: Twenty-week Saturday instructional/tutorial program
Summer Session: Six-week summer residential program
Both the academic and summer components are designed to assist participants in successfully matriculating to postsecondary education. Curriculum emphasis is placed on reading, mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition & literature, computer application and foreign language. Centered in the areas of study skills development, career planning, health education, physical education and multiculturalism will be supplemental instruction and workshops. Instruction and tutorials will also focus on PSAT, SAT, and ACT test preparation, skills which are necessary for college admission. Additionally, career exploration, work experience, and mentoring will be an integral component to assist participants in deciding on potential college majors and career options.