“Thank you so much for everything, the trips and amazing memories. HUT has made a great impact in my life. I can’t wait to keep you updated with my college life!”

– Elizabeth

Dear Students,

HIGHER Up Texas believes that placing a high standard on all program participants will create an synergistic environment where we can each grow above and beyond our biggest hopes and dreams. The HIGHER Up Pledge is our guiding force that will keep our program aligned with our core values and the attitude we will bring each and every day. Although this may be personally difficult some days, big challenges come with big payoffs. On those days where you find yourself needing extra support or a listening ear, our door is always open to you.

Your hard work and full-participation in the HIGHER Up Texas program will be rewarded through the following incentives:

  •  Mentorship     
  • Scholarship Assistance     
  • Access to employers/job sites/internships     
  • Contacts in your desired industry 
  • Post-high school support and fellowship with HIGHER Up Texas participants

We look forward to being on this journey with you as we discover new ways of thinking and understanding an array of perspectives. The new ways of decision making that you will be introduced to will during this program, will influence your daily and future actions. Hang on and enjoy the ride! 


Tony, Rick and Hillary