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Upward Bound

What is Upward Bound (UB)?

Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program to provide first-generation college-bound students with academic readiness and resources necessary to access and graduate from a four-year college or university.  


  • Academic advising and guidance.
  • Assistance for juniors and seniors regarding college applications, financial aid, and preparation for the SAT/ACT college entrance examinations
  • Social, cultural, and educational field trips to northern/southern California and other exciting places. 
  • Awards Ceremony where students' achievements are recognized.
  • College tours to four-year colleges and universities in California such as University of California-Los Angeles, Stanford University, University of California-Davis, California Polytechnic Institute, and St. Mary's College.

contact info

Ms. Stephanie Lustina

Program Coordinator


Mr. Salvador Maciel Avila

Senior Mentor


Mr. Fernando Hidalgo Chinchilla

 MDHS Advisor (10th-11th)