View our stories from students, partner schools, mentors & our program.


Next One Up’s innovative approach pushes beyond the boundaries of typical programs to make a lasting difference in our students’ lives.

Our goal is to ensure that middle school students find their way to a good high school where they can truly thrive, and that they successfully graduate on a clear path to college or career.  

Our year-round, multi-year services are unparalleled in their depth and breadth; and our highly-personalized services are tailored to meet the individual needs of our student athletes. Next One Up understands that every child and family is unique, and what makes our program successful is its one-on-one nature.

Want to know what we are about? Find out from our student athletes and partners in the video clips below. 



Archbishop Curley '18
Football, Lacrosse

Patterson High School '16
Football, Lacrosse

Calvert Hall College High School '19
Football, Wrestling, Lacrosse


Patterson High School '15
Hobart College '19
Football, Track

Cristo Rey Jesuit '14
Goucher College '18
Lacrosse, Basketball

Cristo Rey '13
Morgan State University '17
at TEDxBaltimore 2014


Partner schools

Megan Hall
KIPP Elementary and Middle School
Director of KIPP Through College

Nick Brownlee
Archbishop Curley High School
Director of Admissions



Makedo Wasseh
Mentor Since 2014
University of Rochester '04


Our Program

Dear Baltimore
Extended trailer

Dear Baltimore

Next One Up

Next One Up
Mini documentary