Eastern Michigan University

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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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Philosophy of Services

Vision Statement

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To build our students' self-confidence, life skills, and knowledge so that all Upward Bound participants will successfully complete high school, enroll in, and graduate from college.

Mission Statement

EMU's Upward Bound supports and serves students attending Ypsilanti Community High Schools who desire a collegiate education by providing academic support, leadership development, mentoring, as well as career and college exploration to build a strong foundation for lifelong success and active community engagement.

Upward Bound Beliefs

We believe:

  • In creating a comprehensive, rigorous, pre-college program where students are consistently challenged to do and be their best.
  • In nurturing each student's emotional, intellectual, and social development in relevant and creative ways.
  • Students can question, critique, analyze, challenge, and negotiate in positive ways that promote growth and understanding.
  • Students can set goals and attain them by overcoming obstacles, learning from these challenges, and ultimately succeeding.
  • In developing leadership skills through self-empowerment, self-efficacy, and self-advocacy.
  • In each student's ability to make positive choices and to resolve conflicts peacefully.
  • In the importance of diversity and that each student should respect people from ALL backgrounds.
  • In each student's ability to bea¬† successful, active member of a global society.
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