The goal of Upward Bound (UB) is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. UB serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. Participants receive instruction in literature, composition, strengthen mathematics and science skills.  They live on college campuses in the summers as well as attending classes afterschool and on Saturdays during the academic year.


  • Tutoring
  • Supplemental instruction
  • College entrance exam preparation
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Advising
  • Peer counseling/mentoring
  • Study skills development
  • Cultural activities
  • Career Awareness
  • Campus Visitation
  • Assistance with college admissions
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Family Activities
  • Target school advocacy
  • Work-study position employment

Massachusetts Upward Bound Programs