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

UB Insider November 2020: Staff Spotlight Mr. Meki 

UB Insider is a monthly e-newsletter from the Upward Bound program at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse -- in which we will include highlights of student experiences, & wisdom from the alumni! 

Upward Bound a History

Upward Bound is a TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. There are over 800 Upward Bound programs across the country. Our program is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Eligibility is determined by family taxable income and parents' education level. We serve students in 9th through 12th grade who go to high schools in La Crosse and Monroe counties with programming from September through August. Successful UB students will participate fully during the all four years of high school during both the academic and summer components. 

More on the history can be found here

Academic Year with Upward Bound


We offer weekly tutoring throughout the school year which includes the following sessions:

  • Fall Session: October through December 
  • Winter Session: January 
  • Spring Session February through April/May

During this time students are able to earn a stipend for attending tutoring that they get at the end of the session. 

Saturday Events

One (1) Saturday event is scheduled and mandatory during our sessions. These range from guest speakers, learning about college opportunities, and improving skills. These also add into the student stipend. 

College Visits

More to come! 

Adviser Meetings

More to come! 

Summer Program

Under Construction 

After UB

Students who graduated Upward Bound and high school are encouraged to enter a 2 year or 4 year college the fall they graduate. We then track them for 6 years after and see if they graduated with some sort of diploma. (More to come)