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Welcome to Upward Bound Programs

Upward Bound Programs at the University Park, Berks, and Hazleton campuses is operating remotely through spring 2021. Our staff remain dedicated to providing academic support and programming for our students in the Hazleton, Mifflin County, Mount Union, Newport, Reading, and Steelton-Highspire high schools, via Zoom, Google classrooms, and Remind. Please contact individual staff with questions or call 814-865-2320 for additional assistance.

UBP Student Group photo in front of Old Main

2021 Summer Academy for Creative Studies

Employment Opportunities

The UBP 2021 Summer Academy for Creative Studies will host approximately 140 students VIRTUALLY during a six-week online experience, offering participants a taste of college life, as well as assistance with academic courses and leadership development.  UBP is seeking talented and motivated summer Instructors and Virtual Mentors (VM) who are interested in developing their leadership skills while engaging in academic and social activities remotely with high school students from June 7 through July 23, 2021. 

For more information, including full position descriptions, or to apply, please use the links below:

Part-Time Instructional Programs - Educational Equity (
Part-Time Student Activities Specialist - Educational Equity (