Developing Lifelong Learners
Colorado Springs Upward Bound provides services at Harrison High School and Mitchell High School that include supplemental academic instruction in mathematics, science, composition, literature, and foreign languages. Other services include tutoring, mentoring, cultural enrichment, and academic advising. The program also helps improve the financial and economic literacy of students.
Upward Bound is here to help you navigate the road to college; from academic support and study skills, to information on financial aid and road trips to visit colleges. We will help you on your journey to a succcessful future.
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“I have been in LNESC Upward Bound for all 4 of my high school years, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. It’s an amazing program that comes with a lot of support and help. It’s a very powerful support system and you meet new people and create amazing memories. I went to San Francisco and Orlando, and I have the best of memories from both of those trips, being educational and fun at the same time”
-Daniel, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado Upward Bound Math & Science
“Having the opportunity to be a part of the LULAC Upward Bound Program throughout my high school career has been a very rewarding experience. While participating in the program I met some of my lifelong friends and mentors, went on unforgettable trips to unbelievable places, learned about the college application and acceptance process, and was pushed to excel in all areas of life during and after high school. I truly believe that being a part of Upward Bound has played a large role in who I am today. I am very thankful for my opportunity take part in the program that has continuously rewarded me so much during my high school years and even after”
-Jadan, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Upward Bound Math & Science
“Without doubt, Upward Bound is one of the reasons that I will study at a higher education institution. The entire staff, such as the coordinators and tutors are extremely caring and patient, enhancing any student's experience. Joining a kind community and making friends are just two of the many benefits found through this program.”
-Brandon, Case Western University, Colorado Upward Bound
“I cannot begin to describe how great this Upward Bound LNESC program is! Coming from a student's perspective, I can say that it is helpful in a very entertaining way. You learn so much that is not taught in school, but will be helpful for the real world, that it was honestly such an honor to be a part of it. This Upward Bound program is like no other, and I give all my thanks to this program and everyone who works with us”
-Elizabeth, Harrison High School, Colorado Upward Bound
"Upward bound was a once in a lifetime experience for me, I had the opportunity to create such close bonds with the coordinators. Throughout visiting the colleges, we had the opportunity to learn about the differences between our city and the city we were visiting, it was a life changing experience and I’m glad to be part of it now as a mentor helping out the coordinators and kids."
-Paulina, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Upward Bound Math & Science
“Upward bound has really helped me further my way to a higher education and a better understanding of my future. From financial literacy, to scholarship help, and even to trips to colleges in other states, upward bound has showed its ability to help students succeed. Not only that, but the instructors and administrators are also very helpful and kind. Overall, upward bound is a worthwhile chance at a better prepared you.”
-Ian, Enrolled at Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Upward Bound (2017-2021)