Upward Bound

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 four participating high schools in Dauphin, Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Perry counties.

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Our Target Schools

  • Mifflin County High School
  • Mount Union Area High School
  • Newport High School
  • Steelton-Highspire High School

Our Services

  • Tutoring
  • SAT and ACT prep
  • Development of study skills
  • Counseling about academic, financial aid, and career concerns
  • Career exploration and 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
  • Leadership development

Summer Academy 2023 Important Dates

Information to be made available closer to the event.

  • Saturday - Students Arrive
  • Thursday - Students Depart 9:00 a.m.