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Upward Bound at JCSU

Working Towards a Brighter Future

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A Message from the Director

For forty–eight (48) years, Johnson C. Smith University has committed to hosting the Upward Bound Program on its campus.  I am grateful and humbled to be the Director of this premier program that has been instrumental in providing hundreds of modest income and/or first-generation students the skills and motivation necessary for high school completion, college entrance, and graduation from a multitude of colleges and universities.  Indeed,  hundreds have pursued higher education and are now professionals in every imaginable field of study.


Making A Difference

Upward Bound is an environment that nourishes your interest, motivates you to achieve far beyond your expectations, and supports your belief in yourself and your abilities.


Mentoring Our Young Men

Inspiring the Next Generation

Guiding Our Young Women


To make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be rich, beautiful, brilliant or perfect. You just have to care enough to BE THERE.

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