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Mission Statement / Goals and Objectives

Mission Statement

The Montclair State University Upward Bound Project is committed to enhance each Scholar’s opportunity to successfully graduate from high school and complete a post-secondary education. With adequate preparation, guidance, engagement and empowerment, those Scholars who are committed will excel in their studies and every option presented to them. Through educational enrichment, leadership development and community outreach, the Upward Bound Scholars will mature both personally and academically and create an environment that inspires change in their communities. It is the goal of the Montclair State University Upward Bound Project to ensure that all our Scholars actualize their full potential and pursue their lifelong ambitions.

Goals and Objectives

The main objective of the Montclair State University Upward Bound Program is to offer Scholars the academic skills and motivation necessary for success in their high school and undergraduate education. The goals are (but not limited to):

  • to encourage and help maintain a competitive GPA
  • to provide tools and resources for Scholars to achieve a proficient level on state assessments in reading/language arts, mathematics and the sciences
  • to work on a plan for Scholars to complete a rigorous program of study
  • to encourage enrollment in an institution of higher education
  • to provide tools and resources for Scholars to graduate with a secondary school diploma
  • to provide the guidance and mentorship to accomplish their career aspirations

These goals and objectives are achieved through:

  • formal course work
  • comprehensive support services such as:
    • tutorials
    • collaborative learning
    • peer mentoring
    • academic advisement
    • individual and group counseling
    • lectures series
    • field trips
    • financial assistance
  • work study
  • volunteering