Upward Bound

We provide the Tools to Build Academic and Social Success
            in High School, College and Beyond


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Below are some of the students who attended the
2019 Wanda Hendricks-Bellamy Student Leadership Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.
The theme was “Operation Excellence: Next Generation Leadership” 

Wanda Hendricks-Bellamy Student Leadership Conference

Some Upward Bound Attendees at the Annual MLK Breakfast

UB at the Annual MLK Breakfast

Left to right: Bernard Brown, Kevon Campbell, Mrs. Ameerah Vickers (UB school counselor) and Zaire Brooks

Meet Some of Our Upward Bound Graduates

The Upward Bound Graduates

Here is a pic of (most of) our Alumni Panel members from our 12/15/2018 Meeting. Two people not in this the group picture. 
The years listed are when they graduated from UB/High School.

Left to right:
Tyeshia Williams, ’17 – Clemson.( Me)  
Kysia Holston, ’18 –CofC  
Jaylaan Riley, ’13 – SC State (grad.)
Tamera Snider, ’17 – Bennett 
Uzuri Boatwright, ’13 – USC Columbia (grad.)  
Oren Brown, ’18 – Clemson 
Jordan Brown, ’18 – NC A & T  

Not pictured: Ashley Frierson, ’18, CofC. Nigeria Alston, ’17, SC State, Kaziah Bennett, '17, Lander U.

Since 1975, the Upward Bound program at the College of Charleston has been fulfilling its mission of preparing low income and potential first generation college students (meaning neither parent has earned a Bachelor’s degree) for academic success at the post-secondary level, while they are still in high school, with some starting in the ninth grade.  Read More about Upward Bound...



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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.

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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 for leadership development  


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