Upward Bound helps young people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to develop the academic abilities and motivation needed for success beyond high school. This program is designed to serve 90 students from ten high schools within a 50-mile radius of the campus. The heart of Upward Bound is a six-week residential summer program that builds academic skills and self-confidence. Faculty and staff for the summer program are selected from Johnson State College and participating high schools. The Upward Bound program provides internship and job opportunities for Johnson State students interested in the fields of human services, education and recreation.