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University of Wisconsin River Falls Upward Bound

  • Mai Tao Yang
  • Coordinator/Adviser
  • 715.821.9354

Program Description

Upward Bound is a free college preparatory program that generates the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education and to succeed in a program of post-secondary education. The program prepares high school students for college through tutoring and academic skill building, social and cultural activities, college and career awareness, and personal and academic counseling which are interspersed throughout the academic year and summer program.

Our service area is Washington Technology Magnet High School in St. Paul, MN. All participants are high school students who are first-generation and/or low income.

    • First-generation: neither parent/step-parent/guardian, with whom the student lives with has completed a four-year college degree (bachelor's degree)
    • Low income: the annual income for the family size does not exceed the federal guidelines.

    Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • Arts and cultural
    • Career exploration and counseling/internships
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • College fairs/campus visits
    • Community service/service hours
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Leadership development
    • Mentoring
    • Parent/family services
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
    • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
    • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Between 50% and 75%