The University of Texas at El Paso is taking measures to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and faculty during the COVID-19 outbreak. On Tuesday, March 24th, the City of El Paso issued a shelter-at-home ordinance to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. All COVID-19 updates can be found at www.utep.edu/coronavirus.
Upward Bound is still providing services to our participants via Nearpod Lessons with links displayed on our website. Weekly online tutoring and mentoring is still available and conducted by our undergraduate assistants. While we will be contacting you to assist you with the transition, you are always welcome to contact us. See staff emails on our website.
Upward Bound is a U.S. Department of Education program that provides fundamental support to high school students in their preparation for post-secondary studies. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education. Upward Bound serves students from low-income families and families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.