Upward Bound is a free, year round college preparatory program for high school students. It is 100% grant-funded by the federal government. The goal of the program is to prepare low-income, potential first-generation college bound students for success in post-secondary education. Students attending eligible schools in the El Paso or Ysleta School Districts must qualify in order to be selected. Once selected, students remain in the program until their graduation from high school and completion of their first summer semester of university.
The target schools we serve in the EPISD are Andress, Austin, Bowie, El Paso, Irvin and Jefferson, in the YISD are Bel Air, Del Valle, Parkland, Riverside and Ysleta.