Preparing high school students for college success
TRIO Upward Bound services are designed to improve academic performance, increase student motivation and facilitate the transition from one level of education to the next. First-generation and/or low-income college-bound high school students receive academic support, mentoring, university exposure and the tools to successfully graduate high school, enter college and earn a postsecondary degree.
Hosted at ASU Tempe and ASU West, the Upward Bound program annually prepares 200 students for college. In addition to serving high school students within Maricopa County, Arizona State University and the Phoenix Union High School district have partnered to offer Upward Bound to Alhambra, Carl Hayden Community, César Chávez and Maryvale High School students and families. The newest program to join the TRIO family, the Upward Bound program at ASU West serves the Glendale Union High School District.
Operating continuously at ASU since 1966, Upward Bound’s high-quality staff, exceptional resources and strong institutional and community support help students achieve their educational and career goals. Upward Bound participants are empowered to achieve professional and personal goals and experience personal, cultural, educational, social and career development.
Academic year program offerings
supplemental, academic instruction throughout the entire year
preparation in college entrance exams
counseling, social and personal development sessions
Summer residential programs
continues academic support with college simulation experiences for high school students and bridge transition experience for high school graduates
three, six-week summer programs - Aspire, Reach and Pre-Bridge
one-week bridge transition experience
Cultural, social and intellectual enrichment activities
designed to foster student growth
broaden student awareness, appreciation and respect for each other
Assistance with applying for college
admission, entrance exams, financial aid and housing
Student advocacy at various postsecondary institutions