UB Academic Year

Weber State University Upward Bound program has four staff persons working year-round to assist participating students. The Director, College Skills Specialist and Math-Science Specialist rotate through the three target high schools and five junior high schools each week, meeting with students on an individual and small-group basis. An office assistant is available in the office during the day to work with parents and campus personnel.

Each school year, from September to May, Upward Bound staff provide students with the following services:

  • Academic tutoring with individual and group sessions in addition to homework assistance
  • Monitoring of academic progress maintaining a college-bound track
  • Individual counseling for academic or personal problems
  • Academic improvement with college/university-level skills training
  • Career exploration
  • Access to academic and cultural activities
  • Access to a variety of community involvement and service activities
  • College entrance exam preparation
  • College admissions, registrations and navigation
  • Assistance with financial aid and scholarship applications

Students meet with Education Specialists weekly at Weber State University in the Social Sciences Building on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for College Prep/Study Hall.  In addition, Education Specialists meet with students at individual schools during the week as necessary.

Other college students and staff volunteer and work throughout the school year at the Saturday College Prep/Study Halls on campus assisting with academic tutoring and group activities.

Saturday College Prep

Students studying Student receiving tutoring

Anti-Bullying Presentation at the Boys and Girls Club

Students posed around Boys and Girls Club van

Anti-Bullying Interview with Univision

Students in TV studio

Boys and Girls Club "Duck Derby" Community Service

Students pose on riverbank Students collecting rubber ducks from river

Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser

Boys and Girls Club "A Day for Kids" Community Service

Students doing chalk murals on sidewalk Students pose at check-in table

Utah Jazz Game

Students pose near Jazz merchandise Students pose in stadium seats

Senior Retreat
Students sitting at conference table Students listening to speaker in classroom
Holocaust Survivor Irving Roth Speaks at WSU
Large group photo Student pose while waiting for speaker to begin
Science Day at the University of Utah
Group picture under "Science Day" sign Students checking in
The Utah Symphony: Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Students posing in theater seats

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Summit Hotel
Students chopping onions Students washing vegetables
Festival of Trees
Large group photo Students pose in front of Christmass trees
Stockings for Juvenile Justice Services
View of all donations Staff and student pose with donations

Faraday Lectures at WSU

Students pose in classroom

Financial Aid Night
Students and parents pay attention to speaker Students and parents pay attention to speaker
Utah State University Tour
Student listen to speaker Students on tour of campus

Hygiene Kits with the Boys and Girls Club

Funds of Love Community Service

The Dead Sea Scrolls at the Leonardo


Upward Bound Food Drive Benefiting WSU's Weber Cares Food Pantry

Tyrannosaurus Sue

Upward Bound Students Donate Bags to Peru Schoolchildren

Student Leadership Conference
Guadalupe Gardens Community Service

Comcast Cares Community Service

Cinco de Mayo Community Service

YCC's Rose Tea Community Service

Ogden Marathon Community Service

New Student-Parent Orientation
Students and parents listening Students talking with one another