Eastern Michigan University

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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Philosophy of Services

Vision Statement

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To build students' confidence, skills, and knowledge to ensure that all Upward Bound participants successfully complete high school and enroll in and graduate from college.

Mission Statement

We support and serve Ypsilanti Community High Schools students who desire a college education by providing academic instruction, personalized workshops, tutoring, and mentoring to build a strong foundation for lifelong success.

Upward Bound Beliefs

We believe:

  • In creating a comprehensive, rigorous, pre-college program where students are constantly challenged to do and be their best.
  • In nurturing each student's emotional, intellectual, and social development in fun and creative ways.
  • Students can question, critic, analyze, challenge and negotiate in positive ways that promote growth and understanding.
  • Students can set goals and attain them.
  • Students will face obstacles, learn from their challenges and succeed.
  • In proactive self-empowerment, self-efficacy, and self-advocacy.
  • In each student's ability to make positive choices.
  • In each student's ability to resolve conflicts peacefully.
  • In the importance of diversity and that each student should respect people from diverse ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds.
  • We believe students can attend, excel in, and graduate from college.
  • We believe in each student's ability to be successful members of society.
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