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About Upward Bound

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Upward Bound Mission Statement

The purpose of the Upward Bound Project (UB) is to identify eligible youths who are from low-income and potential first-generation college students. UB will encourage project participants to remain and complete high school while setting higher standards for a college education. Furthermore, UB will provide the necessary tools to prepare students to enroll and succeed in college.


Students in Upward Bound at Mt. San Jacinto College will be encouraged to:

  • Develop and improve academic skills
  • Successfully graduate from high school and enroll in postsecondary education
  • Explore and develop career choices
  • Be motivated to reach their educational goals

History of Upward Bound

Upward Bound Projects began in 1964 and have been funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Federal TRIO programs. About 872,032 low income Americans have been served through TRIO programs nationwide. In 2003, MSJC was awarded its first Upward Bound Project in the District of San Jacinto.

We at Upward Bound are dedicated to help students reach their educational goals and together we will make them a reality!