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Upward Bound


Welcome to the Upward Bound Program (UB)
Upward Bound is a federally funded program that helps high-school students gain academic skills and motivation to continue their education beyond high school. At Penn State, the Upward Bound Program serves over 116 students each year from six target high schools in five counties — Clearfield, Dauphin, Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Perry.

Our Target Schools

  • Mifflin County High School
  • Moshannon Valley High School
  • Mount Union Area High School
  • Newport High School
  • Steelton-Highspire High School
  • West Branch Area High School


Our Services

  • Tutoring
  • SAT prep
  • Development of study skills
  • Counseling about personal, academic, financial aid, and career concerns
  • Career exploration
  • Job shadowing
  • College tours
  • College application and financial aid help
  • Cultural opportunities including films, museum visits, theatrical performances, and sporting events
  • Trips to major cities
  • A six-week summer session held on Penn State University Park's campus