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Upward Bound


 Contact: Stacey Knockum-Robertson at (504) 816-4559 or

For over fourty years, Dillard University’s Upward Bound has successfully worked with local high schools in their efforts to develop the academic, motivational, and leadership potential of students who are interested in pursuing a four year college degree. Upward Bound is an highly successful, college-based program of rigorous academic instruction, individual tutoring, and counseling for high school students. The Dillard University Upward Bound is an academic program whose primary mission is to help prepare the high school student for post secondary education. The majority of the students are the first generation of their families to consider post-secondary education.


Upward Bound is a highly successful, college-based program for rising  9th, 10th and 11th grade students that incorporates rigorous academic instruction, individual tutoring, and counseling. The majority of the students are the first generation of their families to consider college, and the program is designed to reach those students with the potential to successfully complete a post-secondary education.


Top 10 reasons to join Upward Bound:

1.To experience what it feels like to be a college student

2.To discover who you are, what you are, where you are, and why you are the way you are

3.To learn more about our world and society, and how they affect us today

4.To make lifelong friendships

5.To develop leadership skills

6.To make your family proud

7.To improve your grades

8.To discover your own potential for success and achievement

9.To succeed in high school, college and beyond


For more information, please contact:

Stacey Knockum-Robertson
Program Director
Upward Bound
Dent Hall 106C
(504) 816-4559
Fax: (504) 816-4235               



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