Why Upward Bound?
Academic Advising and Tutoring
In weekly sections, students receive tutoring in the classes they’re currently taking, plus advice on planning your future coursework to prepare for college.
College Campus Tours
Ready for a road trip? Students go on two college tours a year.
Upward Bound encourages parents to get involved with their children's education. We offer an orientation session for parents of new Upward Bound participants, and parents of continuing UB students receive information on college and financial aid options.
Join UB on the Virginia Union University Campus for workshops on college preparation and the admissions process.
Students participate in:
Skill building exercises such management tasks
Sessions may include computer exercises
How to prepare resumes
How to search for college or financial aid information
How to gather other resources for future success
Summer Residential Program
Students live in campus residence halls and are immersed in a concentrated, challenging and supportive learning environment.
Explore the world with UB's field trips. Some regular destinations include Broadway plays in New York City. theme parks, and historical museums
Earn a $15.00 stipend each week during the 6-week Summer Residential Program and $10.00 each week during the fall program. Program participants qualify to receive fee waivers for college applications and college preparatory exams (SAT me /SAT II and ACT).