Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a pre-college academic achievement program designed to help students develop the motivation and skills that are required to graduate high school and successfully complete a college degree.

The goal of Upward Bound at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is to:

  • Improve academic skills
  • Teach effective study strategies
  • Explore career choices
  • Provide experiences in diverse cultural and educational activities
  • Promote personal growth and responsibility

Upward Bound programs are funded by the US Department of Education, Federal TRIO Programs. An estimated 2 million students have graduated from college with the support and assistance of TRIO Programs.