During the eight-month Academic-Year Program, students attend one of three Satellite Study Centers:
- Tuesday & Thursday Sessions: 4-6pm
- Wayne State University
- Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School (Tuesdays only)
- Saturday Sessions (Wayne State Campus only): 9am-1pm
Students are offered tutoring 2-3 days per week during the academic program. Subjects include science, math, english and foreign language. Tutorial and counseling sessions are held individually and in groups. In addition, students have access to a college resource center at the Wayne State campus location. Upward Bound helps students develop the skills needed, in studies and in living, to secure a brighter future through education.
Periodic social/cultural activities serve as both a cohesive force and a reward for effort. Yearly spring college tours expose students to college life and provide useful information for college research and choices.
Upward Bound works to improve students' motivation for success, self-discipline, sense of purpose, study habits, skills and academic achievement. Its success is measured by the number of graduates who will be the first generation in their families to graduate from college.