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Services We Provide

Upward Bound helps students in their efforts to succeed in high school and college by offering the following services:

  1. After School Sessions

    We offer weekly after school sessions at each target school site, administered by our outreach mentors and program coordinator. Sessions consist of short workshops, peer tutoring, and academic advising.

    Santa Maria High School Tuesday 3-4 PM and 4-5 PM Cafeteria
    Ernest Righetti High School Wednesday 3-4 PM and 4-5 PM Sword and Shield Center
    Nipomo High School Wednesday 3:40-5 PM Career Center
    Pioneer Valley High School Thursday 4 PM-5 PM Mrs. Martinez's classroom, Rm. #613
  2. Academic Advising

    Each student must complete at least 1 academic advising appointment per school year. Appointments allow students to go over their graduation status, A-G requirements, college/career goals, extra-curricular activities, financial aid options, and much more!
  3. Saturday Supplemental Workshops

    Occasionally we offer specialized workshops on the weekends for all students. Topics range from college application support to FAFSA completion/scholarship opportunities, guest speakers, etc.
  4. Cultural/Educational Field Trips

    We have one-day and overnight field trips throughout the year, which expose students to the different opportunities available to them including college campuses, museums, and much more! Past field trips include the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Museum of Tolerance, UC Berkeley, San Diego State and other surrounding universities, and the San Diego Zoo to name a few!
  5. Summer Residential Programs

    40 of our 10th-12th graders, who are selected based on academic year participation, are able to have a “college like” experience for 6 weeks during the summer. Activities include staying in the Cal Poly residential halls, taking preparatory course for the upcoming school year, and taking field trips to local sites.

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