Upward Bound is a college preparatory program designed to provide academic skills and motivation for students who are interested in pursuing an educational program beyond high school. Low-income and first generation college students generally enter the program in the 9th or 10th grade and remain through graduation from high school and entry into college. Upward Bound gives the high school student a chance to learn first-hand what college life is all about and helps the student develop skills necessary to succeed in college. The program emphasizes reading, writing, math, science, and study skills. Personal, career, and academic counseling is also provided. Upward Bound is one of the federally-funded "TRIO" programs that allows selected educational institutions or agencies to provide fundamental support to participants in preparation for college entrance.