Message from the Director

Upward Bound
Upward Bound
Message from the Director
 Two T S U Students walking together with books in hand

Message from the Director

Texas Southern University was recognized in 1990 by the National Council of Educational Opportunity Associations for having hosted the Upward Bound Program on its campus since its inception in 1965. As a participant in the Upward Bound Program, you will feel proud that an institution such as Texas Southern University cares about your future and your success.

The Upward Bound Program seeks a holistic approach to your development, and is designed to enhance your academic and life experiences. The aim is to develop your academic skills through activities which will motivate you intellectually and culturally. Further, such experiences will help enrich your social and personal awareness.

The Upward Bound staff at Texas Southern University is prepared and currently educating future generations of productive citizens. Additionally, the Upward Bound Program increases academic awareness and provides for a successful transition from high school to post secondary education and beyond.

The Upward Bound Program encourages young people to achieve academic excellence, thereby increasing the students’ chances for success in post-secondary education. Indeed, I view the Upward Bound Program as an invaluable tool in shaping our young people to meet the academic and leadership needs to be a thriving individual in society. Let us never forget that “Education is the passport to the future and the future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” (Malcolm X)

Kashmere High School
Phillis Wheatley High School
Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation High School

Mrs. Deanna Ashley-Lemon
Program Director

Mra Tarsus Foley
Project Director, Project Counselor

Ms. Brittany Bonton
Project Assistant

Mr. Jesus Martinez
Tutor / Mentor