Tennessee Promise

Important Facts

An Upward Bound currently exists within this institution.

Upward Bound is part of a series of programs (TRIO) established by Congress to help income deficient Americans enter college and graduate. Student Support Services, Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Centers, and Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement are also part of TRIO.

The Upward Bound program allows the students to participate in a six-week Summer Residential Program where they have the opportunity to live on a college campus which enables them to take part in various cultural and recreational activities as well as attend classes daily.

Angela Bassett (actress), John Quinones (ABC Correspondent), and Ben Watson (our very own NBC-WMC news anchor) were all participants of the Upward Bound program.

For more information, contact Ouida Pope-Warren, Director, at 901-333-5117.