Vision, Mission & Goals

The Vision

Mercer University Upward Bound will serve as a channel in helping students excel in all facets of life. Upward Bound's vision is to produce students who will impact their families and communities as a result of their participation in educational, social, and cultural services offered by the program. 

The Mission

The purpose of Mercer University Upward Bound is to motivate and prepare those students who are socially and economically underrepresented in higher education due to their families' educational background and other federal or institutional criteria to enter and complete postsecondary education.

Program Goals

The goals of Mercer University Upward Bound are to:

  • Empower socially and economically challenged students to successfully graduate from high school
  • Aid students and families in the college admissions process
  • Motivate students to enroll in and graduate from an institute of postsecondary education
  • Enrich students' lives academically, socially, and culturally
The Mercer University Upward Bound is an equal opporunity program. 

University Notice of Non-Discrimination