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CSU Monterey Bay Upward Bound

  • CSU Monterey Bay Upward Bound
  • 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive
    CSUMB at Ryan Ranch 1001
  • Monterey, CA 93940
  • (831) 582-4600
  • Danielle Aguilar
  • Associate Director UB
  • (831) 582-3769

Program Description

Upward Bound is a fully funded grant program under the TRIO branch of the U.S. Department of Education. Upward Bound serves 134 9-12th grade high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. Upward Bound provides fundamental support and motivation to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits.

Upward Bound provides fundamental support and motivation to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.

Upward Bound students participate in a variety of academic year and residential summer school activities at CSU Monterey Bay designed to help them reach their full academic and personal potential. In order to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of post secondary education, our Upward Bound projects provide instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language in addition to the above services.

Our target schools include Watsonville High School, Soledad High School, Pajaro Valley High School, and North Monterey County High School.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation

Demographics

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • More than 75%