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Upward Bound
Institute for the Study of Children, Families, and Communities
Eastern Michigan University
201 Boone Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 487-0488
Fax: (734) 487-5088
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The Upward Bound Program

EMU Upward Bound is a Federally-funded pre-college academic program designed to provide students from Ypsilanti Community High Schools and Ypsilanti New Tech High School with the academic skills enhancement and motivation necessary to obtain a college degree. EMU Upward Bound is staffed by experienced, caring counselors and professionals who want to help young people achieve their dreams. Program services and activities are free to those who participate in the program. Participants can even earn a monthly stipend for miscellaneous education expenses.

EMU Upward Bound provides its students a unique support system in the following areas:

•College Readiness & Planning •Career Exploration •Social & Cultural Enrichment



"Upward Bound has granted me the confidence that I will not only go to college, but be successful." -Lillie La Marr, 2014

"Upward Bound has put me so far ahead of a lot of my peers. I have done a lot more and seen a lot more than them as well." -Sierra Campbell, 2014

"Upward Bound taught me how to be responsible for myself and what college life will be like if I’m living on campus. It also helped me in becoming better in being social.” Tyler Freitas, 2014

"Upward Bound is living up to its namesake: taking students and lifting them upward to their greatest potential and a greater future." -Kyra Brown, 2015

"Upward Bound was definitely time well spent. I learned many things about myself and more. I don't know where I would be without Upward Bound." Clarence Broach, 2015

"I have overcome all challenges and I'm very happy I did; if it wasn't for Upward Bound I don't think I would know how to do any of the things necessary for me to succeed in college." -Jessica James, 2015

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