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Upward Bound Programs

Welcome to Upward Bound Programs (UB, UBMS, UBM)

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


Parents' Night

To be determined!

Summer Academy Important Dates 2018

  • Saturday, June 9 - Students Arrive
  • Thursday, July 19 - Students Depart 9:00 a.m.


Our Target Schools

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