Upward Bound

A Program of Opportunity

The purpose of the East Central University Upward Bound Program is to generate in students the academic skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond high school.

Upward Bound benefits students by providing them with the opportunity for:

  • academic enrichment
  • cultural enrichment
  • career exploration
  • social interaction
  • personal development
  • campus living experience
  • college going experience


Mission Statement

The East Central University Upward Bound’s mission is to ensure that its students graduate high school and succeed in the pursuit of their post-secondary education by providing college preparatory instruction, leadership training, cultural and service learning enrichment.