COVID-19 Update
09/15/2020

Our operational status

Office will be operating with no or limited in-office staff until further notice and will not be accepting any face-to-face walk-ins, advising or communication of any kind. All communication will be done during business hours and via phone or email. You may call the Upward Bound office at 608.785.8539 or email us at upwardbound@uwlax.edu.

For more information: UWL's COVID-19 info hub

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The UB Insider

UB Insider is a monthly newsletter from the Upward Bound Program at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse -- check out highlights of student experiences, & wisdom from the alumni! 

UB Insider October 2020: Staff Spotlight Mr. Jordan and Ms. Kylie 

UB Insider November 2020: Staff Spotlight Mr. Meki 

UB Insider February 2021: Student Spotlight Nou Txeng

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What is Upward Bound (UB)?

The Upward Bound program is a federally funded TRIO program dedicated to the preparation, admission, and eventual completion of a technical or college degree for eligible high school students.

The UB program at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse provides services to residents in the La Crosse and Monroe Counties at the target schools of Logan, Central, Holmen, Tomah, Brookwood, & Sparta high schools.

The UB program has an academic and summer component. During the Academic year we offer weekly tutoring, advising sessions, monthly Saturday events and community service opportunities. We cover topics ranging from test prep, advocacy & resourcefulness, college & career exploration, leadership development, study, and work skill development! During our Summer program, students will stay at UWL’s campus for 6 weeks getting the full college experience.

We work closely with students and our school partners to ensure they are on track for high school graduation and prepared for the next steps towards college.

When does Upward Bound do things?

Weekly

UB hosts weekly tutoring sessions and at these tutoring sessions the students will work closely with tutors to work on completing assignments, get help in a trouble area, and review homework before turning it in. 

Monthly

Saturday Events every month that can vary between cultural enrichment activities and other fun activities for student’s academic growth. We also plan college visits to various Wisconsin institutions. Students will meet with their Adviser's monthly.

Yearly

6-week summer program on UWL campus where the students can earn high school credit and enjoy the college experience while supervised by our UB staff and graduate students. UB Graduates are able to enroll in the BRIDGE program where they take a college level class for free. 

Check out our video from Summer 2020!