Students have good things to say about Upward Bound:
"Upward Bound helped me become more responsible and strengthened my study habits and communication skills. It opened me up to opportunities."
"Before attending Upward Bound, I used to hate school and thought it was boring. However, I joined Upward Bound in preparation for next year's classes given at Durfee High School . . . Upward Bound really helped me a lot because it has classes such as English, Social Studies, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Chinese, Spanish and French. This summer, I chose Social Studies, Algebra II, Chemistry, and English. I am now well prepared for the coming school year at Durfee . . . Upward Bound gives me the idea of what college is all about. And, by the time I get into college I won't have any trouble studying for tests or writing papers.
"The Upward Bound Program allowed me to become a strong-minded as well as diverse individual, which enhanced my ability to meet and get along with people from various backgrounds and cultures."
"The Upward Bound Program helps me understand my school work. When I have a problem in homework that my parents cannot help me with, the staff at Upward Bound teaches me. Applying for college is a long and tedious task. Upward Bound helps the seniors to decide which college would most suit the person and helps in applying for the right scholarships."
"UB has been wonderful for me in my preparation for college. I don't know what I would do without UB guidance and support. I really love the summer program, too."