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The mission of the Upward Bound program is to provide participants with academic support services and activities that will enhance their academic skills, thereby ensuring that they will complete high school and enroll in and complete a program of post-secondary education.

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Upward Bound studentsThe mission of Upward Bound is to provide participants with academic support services and cultural and social activities, thereby ensuring they will complete high school and enroll in college. The program at Fayetteville State University has been in existence since 1995 and has grown under the leadership of Executive Director of Special Programs, Dr. Dorothy Holmes.

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Purpose

The goal of this program is to provide participants with academic support services and activities that will enhance their academic skills, thereby ensuring that they will complete high school and enroll in and complete a program of post-secondary education.  

Participants

Upward Bound serves students in the 9th-12th grades in Cumberland, Hoke, and Robeson counties. Participants come from the following schools:

  • E.E. Smith High School
  • Westover High School
  • Hoke County High School
  • Lumberton High School

Services Provided

Services provided by Fayetteville State University's Upward Bound program include the following:

  • Tutoring
  • Saturday Academy classes
  • College preparatory workshops
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • College campus tours
  • Counseling/mentoring
  • Summer residential program

Cost

There is no cost to students participating in the Upward Bound program.

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

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Upward Bound
OFFICE OF COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAMS
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Chick Building, Room 136

Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 910-672-1126
Fax: 910-672-1872

Nikki Massey - Program Coordinator

 

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