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.