Services We Provide
Upward Bound helps students in their efforts to succeed in high school and college by offering the following services:
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.
SCHOOL DAY TIME LOCATION Nipomo High School Wednesday 3:40-5PM Career Center Santa Maria High School Wednesday 3-4PM and 4-5PM Cafeteria Pioneer Valley High School Thursday 4PM-5PM Mrs. Martinez's classroom, Rm. #613 Ernest Righetti High School Tuesday 3-4PM and 4-5PM Sword and Shield Center
Academic AdvisingEach student must complete at least 1 academic advising appointment per semester. Appointments allow students to go over their graduation status, A-G requirements, college/career goals, extra-curricular activities, financial aid options, and much more!
Saturday Supplemental WorkshopsOccasionally we offer specialized workshops on the weekends for all students. Topics range from SAT/ACT preparation to FAFSA completion/scholarship opportunities, guest speakers, etc.
Cultural/Educational Field TripsWe 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!
Summer Residential Programs
50 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, taking field trips to local sites, and participating in an intensive service project.