JCYC Upward Bound (JCYC UB) is a federal pre-college TRIO Program that is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The JCYC Upward Bound program was established in 1995 to provide high school students in San Francisco with comprehensive college and career preparation. The program targets low-income high school students who represent the first generation of college bound students in their respective families.
The year-round program serves 150 eligible students each year, offering an academic year of services and an intensive, six-week summer program. Students are recruited during their freshman and sophomore years and they continue participating until they graduate high school.
JCYC Upward Bound currently serves: Balboa High School, Mission High School, John O'Connell High School, and Thurgood Marshall Academic High School.