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Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science Upward Bound Math Science

  • Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science Upward Bound Math Science
  • 3280 South Miami Avenue
  • Miami, FL 33129

Program Description

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science's Upward Bound Program provides ground-breaking support of first-generation college-bound youth from at-risk communities, helping Upward Bounders to excel in their studies and along career paths in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). For more than 14 years, the Museum's youth program has recognized the talent, resiliency and potential of these young people and designed programming to help them complete high school, enroll in college and succeed at every step along a STEM career path.

This was the first program in the country to be led by a science museum and from its beginning Upward Bound has used college graduation as its principal measure of success. Upward Bounders embark on a four-year journey with the Museum upon graduation from middle school. Throughout their high school years, Upward Bounders are mentored by university-level students and science educators at the Museum and develop lifelong learning skills.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)



  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Stanford University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 95%