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.