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University of Wisconsin River Falls Upward Bound

  • Mai Tao Yang
  • Coordinator/Adviser
  • 715.821.9354

Program Description

Upward Bound motivates youth who demonstrate potential for successful post-secondary studies. Students are selected to participate in Upward Bound at the end of the eighth grade through tenth grade and continue in the program until the summer after high school graduation. Upward Bound programming focuses on academic and personal development. Students admitted to the academic program are required to attend the six week summer program held the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • 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)



  • Between 50% and 75%