Upward Bound Speakers

Upward Bound is a federally-funded program that provides creative and comprehensive pre-collegiate programs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), language and literature for low-income students across the country. In 2012 alone, the program had nearly 63,000 student participants and spent over $269M on projects. GBS has a number of Upward Bound alumna and supporters available for your next speaking engagement. To learn more about speakers specializing in Upward Bound, scroll through the list below.

Al DuncanAl Duncan is an award-winning youth advocate, publisher, and internationally recognized authority on soft skills who travels the world "Equipping Young Minds For Exceptional Performance.™" As the leading motivational speaker for at-risk youth and troubled young people, Al has delivered Duncan Nuggets®, live and in-person, to over 1 million young people around the world.    He is the owner of three successful business and he is the auth...


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Lawrence Watkins         Lawrence Watkins is one of America’s leading entrepreneurship and personal achievement experts. His journey has taken him from an ultra-underachiever in high school to a graduate of an Ivy League business school as well as the Owner of Great Black Speakers, Great Pro Speakers, Co-Founder of Ujamaa Deals, and Principal of Sachs Technologies. Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, KY to a police officer father and a m...


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Rasheed Ali Cromwell

Attorney, Greek Life Expert and CEO, The Harbor Institute

Rasheed-Ali Cromwell, ESQ., Founder, AttorneyRasheed has been involved extensively in leadership throughout his academic and professional career. Mr. Cromwell graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, and was honored with the University's “Excellence in Leadership Award” for his progressive efforts and extensive work in Student Government. He had the distinct honor ...


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