Upward Bound


Academic and Enrichment Services

  • Individualized personal and academic counseling
  • Rigorous tutoring and instruction
  • Career and college exploration
  • Assistance with college entrance exams
  • Educational field trips
  • Tours of colleges and universities
  • In-school academic advising
  • Test and college application fee waivers
  • Assistance with college and financial aid applications
  • Assistance with securing scholarships
  • Internships, hands-on labs, and work study experiences
  • Graduation Banquet
  • Student Government
  • Parent Association
  • Mr. and Miss Upward Bound Pageantpageant
  • Florida Summer Olympics

Academic Year Program

During the school year, UBP students attend tutoring, instruction, and academic support activities at the USF Tampa campus for 18 Saturdays and after school. Students receive assistance with all their academic classes and participate in seminars, campus tours, and other developmental activities that will prepare them for postsecondary education. Academic advisors also meet with students at their target school as well as in the UBP office to provide support services.

Summer Residential Program

During the six-week summer component on the USF campus, students are exposed to a variety of educational, cultural, and social experiences. Upward Bound provides

  • Group and individualized instruction in math, laboratory science, literature, composition, and Spanish
  • Small class sizes
  • Counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, recreational activities, and career exploration
  • Three-weeks residential experience for juniors and seniors
  • Career Internships with  interactive labs, research experiences, seminars, and career guidance