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Upward Bound

We provide the Tools

  • to Build Academic and Social Success
  • in High School, College and Beyond
  • Our successes 

See What We Do and What We Offer

  • In the photos below
  • In a printable pdf version of this presentation

What is Upward Bound?

  • The Upward Bound Program has been sponsored by the College of Charleston since 1975.
  • We are a college preparatory program designed to generate in its participants the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school. 
  • We provide special academic, cultural, and mentoring opportunities for a limited number of first-generation high school students who have demonstrated the potential and interest to succeed in post-secondary education.

See us in action below



Want to help out? Declare Your Impact. Give Online image that goes to this web page: 

Please Give Online to contribute to the Upward Bound Scholarship Program.

  • Thank you for your interest in helping the College of Charleston support Upward Bound.
  • Upward Bound Program is grant based. The grant covers salaries and supplies. 
  • Your donation will go toward scholarships and
    • providing book awards
    • supplementing program participant  travel
    • leadership development  


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