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October 18, 1984
Upward Bound Makes
by Tonya Smith
For almost 20 years. Project Up
ward Bound has helped economically
and educationally disadvantaged
high school students prepare for col
lege, according to the program's
director, Joyce Clayton.
A part of the UNC-CH School of
Education since 1966, Upward Bound
is one of the national Trio Programs
run by the U.S. Department of Educa
Students at the University may
remember Clayton as an assistant
dean in the Office of Student
Counseling; after working with the
program for 10 years, Clayton
became Upward Bound director in
"We are working with un
motivated students from 14 to 19 years
old," she said in a recent interview.
"The program is directed toward
students from families in poverty,
with parents with no college educa
tion... and students who make poor
grades, but have the potential to do
better--at least as proven by testing or
"We have a mixture of different
students according to our application
Clayton said although all but one
of the 57 students enrolled in the pro
gram were Black, it was not a
criterion for entering the program.
Students in Orange and Chatham
counties and Durham city high
schools participate in the University's
Once a student enters, he or she
can expect to participate in academic
classes, recreational activities and
counseling sessions. In fact, students
may enter any one of three programs
within the Project: academic year,
summer residency and Bridge pro
The academic program is cur
rently in session. The three office staff
members, high school coordinators
and counselors get the students
together for two Saturdays each
month, said Harold Woodward, Up
ward Bound curriculum specialist.
In the classrooms of Peabody
Hall, students participate in tutorial
sessions which include study skills
and note/test taking workshops. "In
the afternoons, we have a career
awareness session called 'Meet a Pro
fessional,' " Woodward said. "We in
vite an employed individual in a
career to share his experiences."
In addition, students are tutored
at their high schools during the week.
Woodward said these are volunteer
positions numbering 30; approx
imately 10 students from a University i
education lab participate during the
High school coordinators
monitor students progress, he pointed
out. "They act as a liasion, securing
academic information about and pro
viding assistance to students in the
school setting," he said. "The coor
dinators also schedule weekly
meetings with the students at the high
school to help them with special pro
blems or needs. Then this information
is forwarded to us."
Woodward said the summer
residency program was a different
story. Much more intense, the pro
gram tries to increase students'
knowledge, sharpen their skills and
help them reach academic objectives
over a six week period.
English, math, foreign languages
and other courses benefit students in
The program also has enrich
ment activities which include plays,
musical concerts and historical field
College students serve as tutors
and counselors along with eight
teachers, a residential director and
two regular counselors. Students live
in dormitories on campus; Upward
Bound pays for tuition, room and
The Bridge program is also held
during the summer. Students who
have graduated from high school and
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39th President of the United States
Weil Lecture on American Citizenship
Tuesday, October 23, 1984
8:00 p. m.
South Campus joins Black Ink
South Campus! It's...It's...well, it's South!
Enter Lyman James Brown and Curtis "The Prince" Lincoln, Hinton-James
roomates who will be joining the Black Ink for its run this year. They'll bring
you the lighter side of Black campus life and add a laugh to your day. Just
think of them as those colorful guys down the hall if you live on South Campus.
If you live on North Campus, well.. .just think of them as those colorful guys on
Black Ink Symbolizes Ideas and Concepts
(continued from page 1)
Despite the excitement of the food worker's strike, other things had to be
done with the paper. Johnson said it wasn't easy putting together the Black
"I had to help write the stories, edit the stories, take them to Durham to be
printed and them distribute them," he said. "There was also a problem with
cooperation.. .people would volunteer to help but I never had a staff I could
appreciate...I had to do everything practically and try to graduate in the pro
But once the paper made it to its distribution points, Johnson said
everyone loved it-at least Black people in the area did.
"We really didn't care about white students' attitudes toward the paper,"
he said. "We weren't too interested in their writing for the paper either."
He said help from the journalism school, was minimal. "There was one
professor. Dean John B. Adams, who helped me a lot," he recalled. "I wrote
and article while working on the Raleigh Times newspaper one summer and
Dean Adams submitted it to the Hearst Foundation...! won a scholarship for
"Back then most of the journalism professors were conservative, but I
didn't encounter a lot of difficulties when I came to class. I did my work and
did my political work out of class."
And that political work extended beyond the Black Ink.
"As president of the BSM, I often spoke in the pit," he said. It was impor
tant because the people listened to what I had to say.. .sometimes the rhetoric
was a bit volatile too.
"Four lettered words weren't unusual either...we said what we wanted
about who we wanted."
Johnson said that at the time the BSM was the only Black social forum on
campus, too. "If you weren't a member of the BSM, you really didn't have a
social life among Black people on campus," he said. "You were still our
friends, but your social life was mainly with white students...you were a
'minority'—maybe two or three percent of the Black students on campus didn't
belong to the BSM.
"And one thing about being a BSM member, even if folks didn't like you,
they certainly respected you.
"To be honest though, few Blacks would come the University and not want
to be BSM members...nobody forced them to join, but eventually, the peer
pressure helped get them involved."
"A lot of the incoming kids were coming from Black high schools, being at
UNC-CH was a big change...the BSM let Black students know they weren't
But the end of Johnson's college career came in 1971 when he graduated
from the University with a degree in journalism. From UNC-CH, he went to
N.C. Agricultural and Technical University for a short period in public rela
tions and then to Washington, D.C., to work in the Howard University public
After receiving his masters in public relations from American University,
he decided to follow his father's footsteps into the ministry. An assistant pastor
at the Martin Street Baptist Church in Raleigh and pastor of the New Red
Mountain Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, Johnson said he used his ex
periences as BSM chairperson and Black Ink editor in his ministry; "When I
look back on it, I see it as a great experience with two different leadership
styles that have helped develop my leadership as a minister.
Now working with the Bread For the World group, which provides
resources for African nations suffering from drought, Johnson said: "What
ever I've done in my past and whatever I'm doing now, I still enjoy helping
people. Life is all about giving of yourself to others."