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University of Wisconsin-Superior Upward Bound

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior Upward Bound
  • Old Main 130
    Belknap and Catlin Ave
  • Superior, WI 54880
  • (715) 394-8085
  • Angie Hugdahl
  • Program Manager, Upward Bound Program
  • 715-394-8219

Program Description

Upward Bound - TRIO

Upward Bound Upward Bound serves 56 students selected from the Superior School District. Students are typically recruited in the 8th grade year, and dedicated participants are eligible to remain in the program until high school graduation. Students are involved throughout the year with three main components: academic year tutoring, Saturday Academies, and the summer component.

What is Upward Bound?

Upward Bound is a federally funded program created in 1964 to identify and assist promising high school students who face barriers to completing high school and enrolling in a post-secondary institution. Since then, more than 800 Upward Bound programs across the nation have helped hundreds of thousands of young people. UW-Superior is one of 14 Upward Bound programs in Wisconsin providing support services to high potential students who would be unlikely to pursue higher education without extra support. Upward Bound provides that support at no cost to the families or the school district.

Mission Statement

Upward Bound is an intensive, year-round college-preparatory program. Our mission is to assist low-income, first-generation college bound high school students in the successful completion of secondary education and prepare them academically and socially for enrollment and completion of higher education. The mission also instills the ideas of achievement in all aspects necessary to succeed collegiately and includes building an atmosphere that enhances positive self-esteem while fostering unity and collaboration. In essence, Upward Bound helps students achieve their full potential.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College transition and retention support


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 0
  • Middle School: 56
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%