Upward Bound College Preparation Program

Meet Upward Bound!

Wahupa Upward Bound is a non-profit organization based in the San Diego community and funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Education. As part of the federal TRiO program, we assist first - generation, low- income, and/or at-risk students become academically and socially prepared for post-secondary education. Since 1995, Wahupa Upward Bound has been a part of the Kearny community and have assisted more than 150 students successfully complete high school and pursue their higher education.


We provide the following free services for all Wahupa Upward Bound students:

  • Personal Academic Counseling
  • Academic Tutoring in English, Spanish, Math, & Science
  • College Trips (we stay overnight near the colleges and visit multiple colleges) & Visits (we will tour the campus for a few hours then leave)
  • Assistance with Colleges & Universities Applications
  • Assistance with Financial Aid Application
  • Saturday Sessions (an additional day to explore personal growth, Academic & Cultural activities, and college readiness development)
  • Summer Program (6 week program consisting of Commuter & Residential phases)

Location:

Wahupa Upward Bound is in the "College Corner" inside the library near the "ImIn" space-- Wahupa Upward Bound, USD Upward Bound, & Wahupa Talent Search have been working together to coin this space as the "College Corner."


Hours & Days:

Counselors in the "College Corner" on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Tutoring is held every Tuesday in Ms. JJ’s room (703) from 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Purpose of our Organization:

The purpose of our organization is to assist first - generation, low- income, and/or at-risk students become academically and socially prepared for post-secondary education, at no charge to eligible student nor their family.


Link to our resources:

Our program website is www.Wahupa.org

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