All Upward Bound programs provide:
- Tutorial Services.
- Academic Advising.
- Personal Advising.
- Career instruction and career exploration.
- Instruction in: math; science; foreign language; composition; and literature.
- Exposure to cultural events, academic programs, and other educational activities.
Upward Bound Vision Quest also provides:
- Visits to college campuses.
- Saturday recreational and experiential activities.
- A summer residential program.
- College and academic preparation workshops designed for students grade levels.
- Weekly academic support groups.
- Program staff with offices in target schools.
- Stipend money based upon program participation.
- Grade incentives based upon academic performance.