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Our History


Upward Bound, established in 1974, at The University of Kansas, and housed in The School of Education since 1983, encourages high school students to enter post-secondary education. This intensive college preparatory program includes monthly academic enrichment sessions, weekly tutoring sessions, campus visits, and other field trips. Each summer, Upward Bound students participate in a six-week residential study program on the KU campus.


Saturday enrichment sessions, (including workshops, educational field trips, and guest speakers) are held monthly as part of the academic year program. Additional services during the academic year include advising, tutoring and college campus visits.


The Summer Institute is a six-week residential program held at The University of Kansas. Students enroll in classes designed to improve their academic skills and to help them prepare for college. Other activities include cultural events, guest speakers, and educational field trips. Swimming, volleyball, basketball, and a variety of recreational endeavours provide a nice break from studying.