Upward Bound is a federally funded college access TRiO program. Our main objective is to assist high school students towards post-secondary degree attainment.
Oxy Upward Bound Mission:
The Occidental College Upward Bound Program assists underrepresented, low income, and first generation students in the central and northeastern sections of Los Angeles with secondary education completion and post-secondary matriculation and completion through one-on-one academic advisement utilizing a case management approach, weekly academic enrichment services and workshops, and summer residential programming. These transformative experiences in turn, promote resiliency, integrity, self-actualization, and the embodiment of competitive greatness so that students become life-long learners who can advocate for themselves and their community.