Upward Bound (UB) and Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) have documented outcomes. Some of our highlighted areas are:
Secondary School Retention And Graduation
95% of project participants have continued in school for the next academic year at the next grade level, or have graduated from high school with a regular high school diploma.
93% of current and prior UB and UBMS participants, who at the time of entrance into the program had an expected high school graduation date in the school year, have enrolled in a program of postsecondary education by the fall term immediately following high school graduation.
96% of program participants who enrolled in a program of postsecondary education during the fall term immediately following high school graduation have enrolled for the fall term of the second academic year.
85% of participants who enrolled in a program of postsecondary eduaction by the fall term immediately following high school graduation, or by the next academic term, have attained either an associate's or bachelor's degree within six years following graduation from high school.
I honestly don't know where I'd be college wise if it wasn't for Upward Bound. Everything I know about the college process I learned from the program. I truly value my time in the program and believe that more people should do it.
Addo Mantey Class of 2013
Without Upward Bound there is a strong possibility that I would have never completed high school. Upward Bound helped me get my life on the right track and headed to college.
Lennox DaSilva Class of 2012
Upward Bound has greeted me with open arms throughout my transition from Nigeria into the U.S. I have improved on so many aspects of my life. Upward Bound is like family.