Upward Bound

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Our federally-funded TRIO program provides high school students with educational opportunities designed to prepare them for higher education and beyond.

The UB Goal is making dreams of college a reality!



Top Ten Reasons to join Upward Bound!

  • To experience what it feels like to be a college student
  • To discover who you are, what you are, where you are, and why you are the way you are
  • To learn more about our world and society, and how they affect us today
  • To make lifelong friendships
  • To develop leadership skills
  • To make your family proud
  • To improve your grades
  • To discover your own potential for success and achievement
  • To succeed in high school, college and beyond
  • TO HAVE FUN!!!!

Awesome Benefits!

  • Academic skill development
  • Weekly tutoring and study sessions
  • Academic advising and monitoring of academic progress
  • Individualized assistance with personal, social, family development
  • Cultural, social, and self-enrichment activities and trips
  • Parent Involvement workshops and support
  • College and career exploration
  • Leadership and team building activities
  • Goal setting and time management development
  • Preparation and fees paid for the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and the NM High School Competency Exam
  • College application assistance
  • Financial Aid workshops & FAFSA assistance
  • Social skills development
  • Motivational guest speakers
  • Visits to local and out-of-state colleges and universities


UB Family Involvement

Families are an integral and valuable resource to the TRiO Upward Bound Program. The program will offer parent workshops throughout each year and families will be invited to various UB activities.

Is Upward Bound successful?

YES! 88% of Upward Bound graduates have entered post-secondary education. TRiO program research shows that Upward Bound students are four times more likely to earn a college degree than students from similar backgrounds who do not participate in the program.