Services We Provide

Upward Bound helps students in their efforts to succeed in high school and college by offering the following services:

  1. Tutoring

    We offer tutoring in subjects such as math, science and English. This is supervised and administered by Cal Poly college students who serve as Outreach Advisors. Tutoring and advising takes place at Arroyo Grande, Nipomo, Pioneer Valley, Santa Maria, and Ernest Righetti high schools.

    School Day Time Location
    Arroyo Grande High School Thursday 3 - 5 pm Library
    Nipomo High School Tuesday 3 - 5 pm Library
    Santa Maria High School Wednesday 3 - 5 pm Library
    Pioneer Valley High School Tuesday 3 - 5 pm Library
    Ernest Righetti High School Wednesday 3 - 5 pm Sword & Shield
  2. College and Career Advising

  3. Financial Aid Advising

  4. Leadership Development

  5. Saturday Sessions at Cal Poly and Educational Field Trips

  6. Parent Meetings

  7. Summer Residential Programs

    A 6 week stay on the Cal Poly campus (free room and board plus a summer stipend $). Summer students participate in a high energy, fast paced schedule that includes:

    • College prep classes in math, English, science and foreign language
    • Recreational and cultural activities, including PE, beach trips, water slides, skating, theatre, museums, and zoos
    • Leadership activities and team building retreats
    • Health seminars
    • Field trips to colleges and universities

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