Academic Year

  • Student success is our priority! Upward Bound requires all students with GPA's lower than 2.5 to attend mandatory tutoring during the week-this is in addition to Saturday Academy tutoring.
  • In our efforts to improve tutoring accessibility, Upward Bound has expanded tutoring services to offer web based tutoring options for all participants. Students who are unable to attend after school tutoring, please sign up with assigned coach for web base tutoring through iTutor. For additional information, make sure to visit iTutor.

Upward Bound will host and provides transportation for Saturday Academy on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month (excluding holidays and summer) at California State University of Long Beach. The purpose of Saturday Academy is to provide participants with instruction in core curriculum courses (Mathematics, English, Laboratory Science, Rocket Science, and Computer Science) and offer tutoring services in any subject in which they may need assistance. Various workshops are also provided during event throughout the academic year.

Upward Bound offers various workshops to intellectually, emotionally and culturally enhance the students' lives. Some examples of workshops are as follows:

  • A-G Track Classes
  • Career Assessments
  • Career Exploration
  • College Life/Readiness
  • Communication
  • College Life/Readiness
  • Communication
  • Community Building
  • Conflict/Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Financial Aid/Literacy
  • Gender/Identity
  • Leadership
  • Research Methods
  • SAT/ACT Preparation
  • Scholarship
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Study Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Wellness/Meditation

Upward Bound offers various college tours and enrichment activities throughout the academic year that have as their purpose the intellectual, social, and cultural development of participants. Some examples of prior and future field trips and educational activities are:

  • College Fairs/ Expo
  • Campus Tours (UC, CSU, Private, Community, and Regional)
  • Cultural Events
  • Educational Day at Amusement Parks
  • Museums
  • Service Projects
  • Sporting Events