T'Ebony Torain

Director of Upward Bound Upward Bound
Academic Services BuildingRoom 519400 East Main St.Frankfort, KY 40601(502) 597- 5724(502)597-5502 (fax)


T’Ebony Torain is the Director of Upward Bound.   She has worked with Upward Bound since 2008 as an Academic Counselor and stepped into the role of Director of Upward Bound in 2013. She believes in the power of TRIO programs such as Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search, Student Support Services, etc. in helping students attend and graduate from college.  A product of a TRIO program herself, Ms. Torain was a participant of the Ronald McNair program which she credits in helping her achieve success as an undergraduate student.

Receiving her undergraduate degree at Fisk University with a major in History and Masters in Public Administration at Kentucky State University, she has a true joy and appreciation for the power of education and preparing youth from at risk population to succeed in their future.     T’Ebony has received numerous awards, honors, and accomplishments; such as graduating Fisk with a grade point average of 3.64 and graduating with a 3.91 from Kentucky State University’s Masters of Public Administration program.

However, she is most proud of growing in her faith in Christ and helping students graduate from high school and attend college. Ms. Torain is a part of KAEOPP (Kentucky Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel) where she served as Service Member at Large for two years.