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

Philosophy of services

The Upward Bound program at Eastern Michigan University prepares students for academic excellence, global citizenship and lifelong learning by providing academic support and tutoring, assisting with college and career planning and by exposing students to diverse cultural, recreational and artistic expressions of life. Upward Bound fosters personal growth by encouraging students to be competent civic-minded leaders, to take pride in themselves and the world around them and to realize their fullest potential.UB Students on Chicago Lakefront 2012

  1. We believe in creating a comprehensive, rigorous, pre-college program where students are constantly challenged to do/be their best
  2. We believe in nurturing each student's intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development in fun and creative ways
  3. We believe students can arrive on time and meet all deadlines in a timely manner
  4. We believe students can question, critic, analyze, challenge and negotiate in positive ways that promote growth and understanding
  5. We believe students can raise their cumulative GPA by .1 each year and raise their CTBS test scores by 5% annually
  6. We believe students can set goals and attain them
  7. We believe students will face obstacles, learn from their challenges and succeed
  8. We believe in proactive self-empowerment
  9. We believe in each student's ability to make positive choices
  10. We believe in each student's ability to be organizational geniuses
  11. We believe in the importance of resolving conflicts peacefully
  12. We believe in the importance of diversity and that each student should respect and honor people from diverse ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds
  13. We believe students can attend, excel in, and graduate from college
  14. We believe in each student's ability to be successful members of society