Upward Bound (UB) is one of a number of educational opportunity programs (TRIO) funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Its mission is to provide low-income and first-generation high school students with the skills and motivation to succeed in high school and college.

Students take classes in the following areas: math, science, English, Success Studies and foreign languages. Classes are small and students get plenty of one-on-one attention. Courses are hands-on, with students learning through interacting concretely and creatively with the material. UB courses are designed to inspire excitement about academics and to give students a head start on their upcoming academics.

Students compete in groups in a summer-long creative problem-solving challenge and participate in bi-weekly advising and a wide range of activities throughout the academic year.  

Upward Bound is free to eligible students. To apply, students must attend one of six target high schools (Manchester West, Memorial, and Central, Spaulding, Farmington, and Somersworth) and meet eligibility criteria. Recruitment takes place in the target high schools. 

2017 Upward Bound Summer dates are: Sunday, June 25 - Friday, August 4.

For more information: UNH Upward Bound