Our Purpose

The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.

-U.S. Department of Education

The mission of Upward Bound is to prepare economically disadvantaged and first-generation students academically and personally for college attendance and the completion of a post-secondary degree by providing motivation, academic instruction, and holistic support.

Upward Bound's academic and personal values include: Excellence, Honesty, Harmony, Growth, Stability, Endurance, Confidence and Competence.

Surviving Ebola
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Dr. Kent Brantly ('03) and his wife, Amber (Carroll '06), shared their story of faith and hope during ACU's Homecoming. Here, Brantly speaks on Ebola, Liberia and loving our neighbors.
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