In alignment with the University, the UTRGV Upward Bound Program's mission is to aid its participants in sculpting a successful future supported by a strong academic foundation. Through comprehensive programming, academic, cultural and diverse experiences and opportunities, participants will become contributing and competitive members of society. "We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors." - Lyndon B. Johnson
The UTRGV Upward Bound programs serve selected schools in Cameron and Hidalgo counties. We provide academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages.
Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students.
Additionaly, programs and activities previously mentioned that are specially designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless, students who are in foster care or are aging out of the foster care system or other disconnected students.