High expectations and standards are at the core of the Upward Bound Program. Students work collaboratively with others, improve their critical thinking skills, and become better learners. While the Upward Bound experience is demanding, the learning environment provides students with the assistance and guidance to meet those challenges. On average, classes are limited to fifteen students. Teachers and counselors come to know students' academic and personal strengths and talents and help students reach their full potential.

Academic Year Program / Saturday Academy

Summer Component

Saturday Academy
During each school year, students attend college preparatory classes in mathematics, literature and writing, and study skills. These classes are held on Saturdays from 8:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the campus of Baton Rouge Community College. 
Summer Component
In the summer, students are required to participate in a six-week component that focuses on academic and personal development.  Students take classes in mathematics, science, literature and writing, foreign language, and study skills. Students also have time to participate in activities and weekly social and cultural programs. Students have access to the College’s facilities, including the library, academic learning center, and science laboratories.

What does it Cost? 
There is no charge for qualified participants. 
In fact, students are rewarded for their hard work! They receive monthly stipends based on academic performance and attendance at scheduled Upward Bound activities.