About The Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program through the United States Department of Education that provides fundamental support for participants to succeed in their high school performance and their preparation for college entrance. The program is split into two regions; Upward Bound Central Program (UBCP) and Upward Bound North Program (UBNP). UBCP and UBNP serve 60 high school students which are from low-income families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The overarching goal of UBCP is to increase the rate at which participants complete high school and enroll in and graduate from college. UBCP serves Moody High School and West OSO High School while UBNP serves Miller HS and Coles HS.

Services Provided:

  • Tutoring/academic coaching
  • Advice and Assistance in secondary course selection
  • Preparation for college entrance examinations and college application assistance
  • Federal financial aid (FA) programs, FA applications, financial literacy, and scholarship searches
  • Career planning
  • College and cultural field trips
  • Summer Academy
  • Academic Saturdays

UBCP Contact: Jasmin Gomez (361) 825-3844

UBNP Contact: Mark Kirby (361) 825-2618