Upward Bound is a pre-college, federally funded program for first generation, low income high school students. Its purpose is to provide students with the academic support necessary to successfully complete high school and enroll in post-secondary education. Upward Bound offers rigorous academic instruction, individual tutoring and counseling for its participants. It is a year round program, and includes a residential summer component. Since 1966, Lincoln University Upward Bound has served Chester County, Philadelphia County, and recently has added Delaware County.