TRiO Upward Bound

We Are...

A federally funded TRiO Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, established at North Carolina A&T State University in 1966.

Our Purpose:

To generate in participants the skills and motivation necessary to succeed in post-secondary education.

Our Goal:

Participants will graduate high school, enroll in college and graduate from a post-secondary institution.

Who We Serve?

  • High school students from low-wealth families and families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.
  • High school students who are traditionally underrepresented in post-secondary education.
  • High school students who have limited English proficiency or disabilities.
  • High School students who are homeless, in foster care, or are disconnected youth.

Our Program Components:

  • Six-week summer residential program
  • Nine-month academic year program
  • Five-week summer Bridge program (for approved graduates)

It has taught me accountability.

Isaiah Bigelow, Class of 2018

Our Services and Activities Include:

  • Instruction in Mathematics, Sciences, Composition, Literature, and Foreign Language
  • Tutoring and Academic Advisement
  • Cultural Enrichment Activities
  • Work-Study Program
  • Financial Literacy Education
  • College Exploration and Tours
  • Service Learning Opportunities
  • Career Exploration
  • College, Financial Aid, and Scholarship Application Assistance

Eligibility Requirements:

To be considered for Upward Bound, applicants must:

  • Meet family, economic, and parent education status criteria
  • Attend one of the target high schools: T. Wingate Andrews, James B. Dudley or Ben L. Smith
  • Be a rising 9th through 12th-grade student
  • Show an academic need for program services

Complete a TRiO Upward Bound Application to Apply!

Summer Food Service Program:

Upward Bound receives funding support from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)'s summer food service program to provide our residential summer program participants healthy, nutritious meals each day. This partnership enables Upward Bound to provide participants academic and cultural enrichment while developing healthy eating habits. The summer food service program helps to provide breakfast and lunch meals Monday through Friday.

Contact Information

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
TRiO Upward Bound Program
1020 East Wendover Avenue
Suite 205
Greensboro, NC 27405

Mailing Address:
North Carolina A&T State University
TRiO Upward Bound Program
P. O. Box A-22
Greensboro, NC 27411 

Main Phone: 336-334-7659
Fax: 336-334-7286

Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Monday - Friday)


Brandelyn Hall, Director | Phone: 336-285-3825

Keith James, Assistant Director | Phone: 336-285-3827