Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded educational program for low-income (as defined by federal income guidelines) and/or first-generation to- college students. The Upward Bound program works with an annual budget of $790K. UB provides free services and activities on a year round basis to motivate and prepare students for success in education beyond high school. Students accepted into the program are expected to remain in the program until high school graduation and make a serious commitment to their academic education. Parents/guardians are also expected to make a commitment by attending meetings and ensuring that students meet their program responsibilities.