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Upward Bound

Upward Bound’s educational and cultural activities help high school students explore career choices and develop the skills needed to be successful in college.

Upward Bound Services

  • Visits to colleges to explore educational opportunities
  • Cultural and recreation events
  • Assistance with SAT or ACT preparation, completing college admission and financial aid applications
  • Scholarship workshops
  • Tutoring in reading, writing, math, science and foreign languages
  • Individual and group advising
  • Career and vocational exploration
  • Summer Academy – a one week camp followed by five weeks of academic study
  • Stipends for those who actively participate in the program

Who is Eligible?

  • Currently enrolled in 9th, 10th or 11th grade
  • Attend one of the following high schools:
    • Cascade
    • Gervais
    • McKay
    • North Marion
    • North Salem
    • Santiam
    • Stayton
    • Woodburn
  • First-generation college-bound student (neither parent has a bachelors degree)
  • Students who meet federal low-income requirements
  • Plan to go to college and have academic potential
  • Be willing to participate in all aspects of the Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound Schedule

Academic Support

  • After school tutoring is held at each school each week
  • Supplemental STEM tutoring is Monday through Thursday from 5:30pm to 7:30pm via Zoom
  • UB Advisors meet with students each week at each school

Please contact your UB Advisor for details on advising meetings, tutoring, the link to our participant web page,  or any of our Saturday Academies and field trips listed below

Fall Saturday Academies & Field Trips

Upward Bound (North Salem HS and McKay HS)
  • Sept 30: Fall Kick-off and Orientation
  • Oct 13: Linfield and Evergreen Air and Space
  • Nov 3: Service Learning
  • Nov 9: Portland State University
  • Dec 2: FAFSA and Holiday Social
Upward Bound (Cascade, Gervais, North Marion, Santiam, Stayton, Woodburn HS)
  • Sept 23: Fall Kick-off and Orientation
  • Oct 13: Linfield and Evergreen Air and Space
  • Oct 28: Service Learning
  • Nov 9: Portland State University
  • Nov 18: FAFSA and College Preparation Workshops
  • Dec 9: Holiday Social

TRIO Upward Bound is 100% Federally funded at $979,163 annually.