What is TRiO/Upward Bound

What is TRiO? (TRIO)

TRiO emerged out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 in response to the Johnson administration's War on Poverty. TRiO began with three programs: Upward Bound (UB), Talent Search (TS) and Student Support Services (SSS). Five additional programs have been added to TRiO: Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC), McNair Post-Baccalaureate Acheivement, Upward Bound Math/Science, Veterans Upward Bound and Training Programs for Federal TRiO Program Staff, creating a current total of eight TRiO progams.

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature, and foreign language are basic components of all programs. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from post-secondary education institutions.

Department of Education

Council for Opportunity in Education

Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP)

Illinois TRiO

TRiO Partner Websites