Upward Bound: Math & Science
The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.
Program services include: summer programs with intensive math and science training; year-round advisement; exposure to research in mathematics and the sciences; computer training; and participant-conducted scientific research under the guidance of LNESC staff members. Upward Bound Math & Science is designed The program is specially designed for high school students from low-income and or first-generation families (neither parent holds a bachelor's degree) and other disconnected youth.
According to the US Department of Education impact analysis, UBMS improved high school grades in math and science and overall. UBMS had a positive effect on high school grades, increasing the average GPA in math courses from 2.7 to 2.8, the average GPA in science courses from 2.7 to 2.9 and the average GPA overall.
“LNESC Upward Bound has helped me maintain high grades and different opportunities to learn. They’ve also taught me different life skills. I learned how to write a resume and cover letter for the first time. The Saturday Academies cover issues facing the world or just everyday issues we face and how to cope.”
− Andres, Valley High School
LNESC's Upward Bound Program has made me want to be the best student I can be. Set an example. Try not to follow anybody, and try to be a leader more than a follower and a representative of my school.
− Juan D.