JCYC Upward Bound (UB)

Service Highlights

Saturday College Classes

During the school year, a Saturday College Program is conducted two times per month. Each Saturday College workshop includes small group instruction in one or more of the following core curriculum courses: math through pre-calculus, laboratory science, foreign language, and composition and literature. Additional activities include: SAT test preparation workshops, career guidance and sociocultural activities.

Summer Program

During the Summer Program, an instructional component is conducted for a six-week period that provides students a college-going experience. Classes are scheduled for 4-5 days per week at a local college campus. Summer instructors provide tutoring assistance for homework assignments. Part of this college experience also allows for the participants to live in the residence halls for 1-2 weeks at a local college campus.

Southern California College Campus Tour

Upward Bound students have the opportunity to visit college campuses in Southern California for 4-5 nights. During this tour, students receive college informational presentations, interact with college student panels, and learn about different student organizations.


9th or 10th grade student

Enrolled in a participating high school

John O'Connell
Thurgood Marshall

Identify as a low-income, first generation college-bound student 

Identify from a low-income family: family income meets the low-income requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education
Identify as a first generation college student: parents did not complete a bachelor's degree in the United States

Pre-Screening Questionnaire

Interested students are given a Pre-Screening Questionnaire (PSQ) to determine program eligibility. JCYC Upward Bound staff review PSQ's. Qualified students are given an application packet and scheduled for an interview.


Complete the Pre-Screening Questionnaire and return it to your UB advisor.
Check "Find My Advisor" page below to know who to contact.

Find My Advisor

Balboa High School
1000 Cayuga Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112
Advisor: Fatima Albowyha |
Hours: Monday - Thursday | 9am - 5:30pm
John O'Connell High School
2355 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Advisor: Johnny Yang |
Hours: Monday - Thursday | 9am - 5:30pm
Mission High School
3750 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Advisor: Alexa Padilla |
Hours: Monday - Thursday | 9am - 5:30pm
Thurgood Marshall Academic High School
45 Conkling Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
Advisor: Annie Li |
Hours: Monday - Thursday | 9am - 5:30pm