Fayetteville State University’s Upward Bound Program Celebrates UB’s 50th Anniversary with Theatrical Production

In conjunction with the national celebration of Upward Bound’s 50th Anniversary, Fayetteville State University’s Upward Bound Program will host the play “Stereotype High,” performed by current and former Upward Bound students on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Seabrook Auditorium on the campus of Fayetteville State University.

Told in a series of interlaced vignettes, the play showcases “stereotypical” teens who determinedly fight to reinvent themselves. Additional program highlights include a video celebrating 50 years of Upward Bound and vocal performances by students. The event is open to the public and Upward Bound alumni are particularly encouraged to attend.

Upward Bound’s theatrical production is one of many projects conducted by Upward Bound programs nationwide in association with the Council for Opportunity in Education’s 100 Days, 100 Celebrations campaign. Established in 1981, the Council for Opportunity in Education is a non-profit that works in conjunction with colleges, universities, and agencies which host Upward Bound and other TRIO programs. The council is challenging Upward Bound projects on campuses nationwide to conduct events which highlight Upward Bound’s 50 years of helping low-income, first-generation youth prepare for and enroll into college.

For more information, please contact Ms. Nikki Massey at (910) 672-1874 or nmassey@uncfsu.edu.

The Office of College Access Programs’ mission is to encourage and assist youth who are traditionally under-represented in post-secondary education with preparation for, entry into, and completion of a post –secondary education. The Office of College Access Programs is comprised of federally funded programs that include AmeriCorps VISTA, GEAR UP, Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound (Classic), Upward Bound Math & Science, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. The office provides college preparatory services to students, parents, and educators in Cumberland County, Hoke County, and Robeson County.