The TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federally funded outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist income eligible individuals, potential first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.
The Community Teen Coalition TRIO programs are a part of the federally funded TRIO programs that provide academic support to income eligible and potential first-generation college bound students. To qualify students need to either meet TRIO income guidelines or be first-generation college, meaning neither parent has obtained a bachelor’s degree. Community Teen Coalition is currently funded to serve five separate TRIO programs.
The goal of each program is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
Additionally, to qualify, students must have at least started the ninth grade and will attend one of the program’s target high schools that include Banneker High in Fulton County and Griffin High School in Spalding County for Upward Bound. Students must attend a Clayton County school and be in at least sixth grade to take part in our Talent Search program.