As a participant in the Upward Bound Math Science program, you will be able to take advantage of the following free services and activities.

Students from UBMS visit Cal State San Bernardino.
Upward Bound Math Science students visit Cal State University San Bernardino as one of their many college tours.

Saturday Academy

You will be able to participate in Saturday workshops that include hands on Math and Science activities, time management, study skills, and college preparation.

Study Hall

You will be able to receive tutoring in a variety of subjects. All tutoring takes place at your high school. 

Field Trips

You will be given the opportunity to tour colleges and expose yourself to college campuses and academic programs. In addition to this, you will benefit from cultural enrichment through theater, museums, plays, and sporting events.

Summer Program

You will be able to participate in our five week commuter program at PCC. This program allows you to participate in science field studies, high school preparatory classes with an emphasis in science, a college level speech class, and visits to various colleges. Our program has a partnership with the Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovations Program and the Oak Crest Institute of Science.

TRIO Summer Meal Program

In partnership with the California Department of Education (CDE) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Pasadena City College sponsors the USDA Summer Food Program supporting UB and UBMS’ summer educational and enrichment programs at the college’s Colorado Campus. 

 During our enrichment summer programs, UB and UBMS scholars enjoy healthy breakfast and lunch meals in college setting and among their peers. With access to healthy meals, our youth build their toolkit equipped to make healthy decisions resulting in positive academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being. We foster a safe and college-going learning community for scholars to engage in college and career readiness. UB and UBMS TRIO Pre-College programs are trusted among the communities we serve and fulfill a critical need when youth are not in school during their summer breaks.

Currently one in seven children in California experience food insecurity1. Especially during summer, our site-based meal programs serve a critical need in our communities. In addition to providing healthy meals, we mitigate learning loss through student-centric educational programs, keep youth active and provide academic advisement during the summer.

1 Feeding America, What Hunger Looks Like in California, 2023

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the  USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at l and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • Mail:  U.S. Department of AgricultureOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410
  • Fax: (202) 690-7442
  • Email: 

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


See Our Activities in Action! 

Photos from recent field trips, college tours and activities with Upward Bound Math Science.