Academic Year Program

During the Academic Year Phase, students attend one of three Satellite Study Centers during the 8-month Academic Year Program:

  • Tuesday & Thursday Sessions: 4-6pm                              

-       Wayne State University

-       Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School

-       East English Village Preparatory Academy

  • 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/or 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, in studies and in living, needed 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 the 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.