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Upward Bound provides tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, financial literacy and other academic enrichment to low-income college bound students. The program also works with students with disabilities, who are homeless or in foster care, or come from other disadvantaged backgrounds. 

Upward Bound serves students in grades 9-12 from Fall River.

The program prepares students academically and socially for the upcoming school year. In addition to academics, students participate in activities addressing the issues which affect today's teens. Students participate in advanced skills development, engage in technology training, and take trips to area college campuses and take part in various cultural activities.

During the academic year, Upward Bound students receive academic tutoring, advising and counseling. Students participate in weekly college advising, financial aid workshops, work with math, science and English tutors and attend PSAT, SAT and MCAS preparation classes. Monthly Saturday program events include seminars with admissions representatives from area colleges, speakers, sporting events, museums and more.

Upward Bound has an intensive five-week summer program on a college campus with academic programming and co-curricular activities. Students are required to participate in social and cultural activities as well as perform community service.

  • Academic-Year Sessions: Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m., and one Saturday per month, Mathematics & Science Building, room L101

You can download the Bristol Upward Bound application here

Academic Programming

  • Guest Speakers
  • Cultural Field Trips
  • College Tours
  • One-on-one Tutoring
  • Academic Enrichment & Workshops
  • Leadership Skills Training
  • Project-based Learning/Small Groups
  • Work-study Programs