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Project Uplift: Engage The Next Generation Of Leaders

Founded in 1969, Project Uplift gives high achieving African American, Native American, Latinx, Asian American, low income, rural and other rising high school seniors from historically under-served populations a firsthand opportunity to live, lead and learn about Carolina.

We invite you to take a moment and learn about two of Carolina’s signature summer programs: Project Uplift and Uplift PLUS. These enrichment programs enable rising high school seniors to experience college life on the Carolina campus.

Project Uplift

Founded in 1969, Project Uplift is an immersive on-campus summer enrichment and college access program designed to promote and increase access to higher education for rising high school seniors, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education. Since its inception, more than 38,000 promising high school students have visited UNC-Chapel Hill as part of this program.

Project Uplift celebrates its 53rd anniversary in 2022 and seeks your help in paving the way for even more students.


Uplift PLUS

In 2014, Uplift PLUS was created to expand the depth and breadth of the Project Uplift experience for North Carolina residents. Uplift PLUS is an intensive, five-week summer academic enrichment and college readiness program designed for Project Uplift participants. During the program, participants live on campus, attend test prep coaching sessions, take college courses and engage in experiential learning opportunities. Participants also engage in college application prep, research and leadership development, as well as a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities.

Uplift PLUS is bridge to possibilities that empowers participants to reach their full potential by providing access to the full scope of the collegiate experience, advanced leadership training and cultural competence development.

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