Mission & Goals
The UT El Paso Upward Bound Program promotes the premise that a postsecondary education is the threshold to accomplishment and opportunity for traditionally under-represented, low-income, first-generation youth. We believe that with adequate preparation and guidance, those students who have the desire to attend university and are committed to putting forth the effort required to achieve their goals will be able to complete their postsecondary studies, and accomplish lifelong ambitions.
The Upward Bound Program collaborates with UT El Paso, the El Paso and Ysleta School Districts, and the El Paso community at large in its mission of ensuring that its students graduate high school and are prepared to succeed in the pursuit of their postsecondary studies. We accomplish this by providing college preparatory instruction, cultural enrichment activities, training in leadership, communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills and opportunities to serve the community.
Mission & Goals
The University of Texas at El Paso is dedicated to the advancement of the El Paso region through education, technological advancement, creative and artistic production, and the generation, interpretation, application, and dissemination of knowledge. UTEP embraces its transformative role as an intellectual, cultural and socioeconomic asset to the region, offering programs to meet human resource needs and contribute to prosperity and quality of life.
As a public university, UTEP is committed to providing access and opportunity for social mobility to residents of the El Paso region and the State of Texas. UTEP’s mission of ensuring access is coupled with a commitment to excellence reflected in rigorous academic programs and enhanced experiences for personal and professional growth that prepare students to make significant contributions to their professions, their communities, and the world.
As a research/doctoral institution, UTEP fosters a climate of scholarly inquiry, with a special focus on applying innovative interdisciplinary approaches to explore and address major issues that confront the binational and multicultural U.S.-Mexico border region.
UB Missions & Goals
To provide college preparatory instruction and assistance in the college admissions processes for low-income, first-generation students who may otherwise not have the wherewithal to pursue a postsecondary education.
To ensure that the students enrolled in Upward Bound improve in their academics, both at their respective high schools and in their program instruction.
To ensure that our students are exposed to a variety of developmental activities that will help them grow in their leadership, decision making, communication, and citizenship skills.
To ensure that all Upward Bound students graduate from high school.
To ensure that program graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution and that their preparation in Upward Bound will assist them in persevering in their studies until they graduate.