As a student in the Upward Bound program, you will have access to the following no cost activities and services:

Enrichment Workshops /Saturday Academy

Our enrichment workshops assist you in acquiring valuable time management and study skills.  You will also have the opportunity for career exploration, major exploration and SAT/ACT preparation and to attend amazing educational conferences.


Upward Bound offers tutoring exclusively for it's participants, academic assistance is offered for a variety of subjects including math, science or english. Tutoring takes remotely via zoom.

Field Trips

You will benefit from cultural enrichment through our trips to exciting places such as the Museum of Tolerance, Pantages Theatre, Dodger Stadium, LA Zoo, Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland and Six Flags Magic Mountain.

College Tours

Through Upward Bound, you will get the opportunity to visit a variety of private and public colleges and universities across California and even some out of state trips as well (such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and learn about their academic programs. College tours usually occur during Spring Break and during the Summer Program.

Summer Program

During our six-week summer program, you will take high school prep courses for which you can earn elective credits towards high school graduation. Your time at in the summer program will be split between PCC and a residential component at a local 4 year college which will offer you the opportunity to experience campus life first hand.  The final week is our college tour to either the San Diego area schools or Northern California area schools.