Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math & Science

OUR MISSION: The EOP Pre-College Division supports, guides, and empowers first-generation, income-eligible young men and women as they strive for successful high school completion, post-secondary enrollment and graduation, and life-affirming careers and futures.

Upward Bound (UB)

Upward Bound prepares high school students who are low-income and first-generation college students to enter and successfully complete college.

The program works with students, their parent(s)/guardian(s), and their school to help develop self-confidence, self-discipline, and the responsible nature needed to build a strong foundation for high school, college, and life.

Preparing students to enter and successfully complete college, it offers specialized classes, tutorials, college placement assistance, career development labs, academic and personal counseling, and social/cultural activities and trips. Students are recruited from the Milwaukee area during their eighth grade year.

Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS)

Upward Bound Math & Science prepares high school students who are low-income and first-generation college students to enter and successfully complete college.

The program works with students, their parent(s), and their school to help develop self-confidence, self-discipline, and the responsible nature needed to build a strong foundation for high school, college, and life.

UBMS is designed for students with a serious interest in math and science careers. 

UBMS offers specialized math, science, writing and technology classes.

Students are recruited from the Milwaukee area during their ninth grade year.

The programs serve low-income and first-generation students who reside in Milwaukee's central city as defined by zip codes 53204,- 05, -06, -08, -09, -10, -12, -15, -16, -18, and 53233 or who attend one of the program's target schools. 

Both pre-college programs include a summer and a school-year component.