Upward Bound Math Science works to help low-income and first-generation-to-college high school students recognize and develop their potential to excel in fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Upward Bound Math and Science program services include: summer programs with intensive math, science, writing and language training; year-round counseling, advisement and academic support services; exposure to research; education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students; and assistance with application to competitive post-secondary institutions leading to bachelor's degree in a STEM related discipline.
Students accepted to the program receive free services and are expected to make a serious commitment to both post-secondary education and the Upward Bound Math and Science Program. Only students from the following Philadelphia public high schools are eligible to apply:
University City High School
Overbrook High School