What is College going to be like?

If you are the first in your family to go to college there are a lot of questions. What are the expectations, where will you live, on campus or at home? Will you be as college ready as the other incoming freshmen?

How do you prepare for the SATs?

What scores and grades do you need to get into the school of your dreams and how do you get there from here?

Who Will Show You the Way?

Upward Bound will support you as you prepare for college with free programs, guidance, mentorship and academic support.

Upward Bound program services are FREE!

To apply call 619-297-4471 | email Chanika Marsh UB Director at chanika.ub@gmail.com | or click below


We serve: High school students from low-income & first generation families.

Our goal: To increase the rate of high school graduation and enrollment in and graduation from college or other postsecondary education.




The Wahupa Upward Bound (UB) program supports qualified high school students preparing for college admission.

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Academic Support:

Academic & Career Counseling

Tutoring & Tutorials in all core subjects

Summer Residential Program

Academic Activities

College & Financial Aid Assistance

SAT/ACT preparatory classes

Educational Planning

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Social & Emotional Support:

Personal Counseling

Summer Residential Program

Cultural Activities

Community Service

Spring Break College Trip

Diversity, Self-Esteem & Self-Awareness Workshops

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Target High Schools Served:

Lincoln High School

Kearny Senior High School

Sweetwater High School

Castle Park High School

O’Farrell Charter School


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What Our Kids Are Saying

You guys are the best.

“You guys are the best. I don’t know what I’d be doing if I didn’t have Upward Bound.”

— J.A.

Amazing college trip!

“The trip to Atlanta was really good. I didn’t know what to expect and it was good to see a college so far from San Diego.”

— L.K.

My mom says thanks.

“Nobody in my family has gone to college so we never did this stuff like applications and school tour. My mom says thank you for helping me.”

— J.Y.


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