The Upward Bound Programs at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) are designed to help low-income high school students and potential first-generation college students succeed in high school and pursue a higher education. UB is offered at Perris, Rubidoux, Moreno Valley, Banning, Ramona, Norte Vista, Colton, Bloomington, and Eisenhower High Schools. While it emphasizes academics, the program also includes fun enrichment activities for participants. Funded by a U.S. Dept. of Education grant, UB provides all of its programs and services for free and pays for any trip-related expenses. All UB programs and services are designed to motivate, encourage, and prepare students to graduate from high school and continue on to complete their postsecondary education.