Established at Loyola Marymount University in 2007 and funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as generous contributions from LMU, Upward Bound (UB) is a federally-funded TRIO Program designed to provide educational and personal support services to increase high school graduation, college enrollment, and college graduation rates of its participants. In 2017, LMU received funding for an additional program, Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS).
The two programs serve high school students from low-income families in which neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree. Services include academic advising and workshops, tutoring, college visits, assistance with the college and financial aid application process, enrichment activities, community service, leadership opportunities, and a residential summer school experience on the LMU campus. UB serves 58 students from Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet (WESM) and UBMS serves 60 WESM students.
UB and UBMS ensure equitable access to, and services for participants. No student will be denied admission consideration based on gender, race, national origin, color, disability or age.
"It's Not Just What You Learn, It's Who You Will Become"
*LMU UB and UBMS Admission Applications are now available! See Ms. Dulce, UBMS Advisor, and Ms. Paola, UB Advisor in room C-1 at WESM, after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.*