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Eastern Michigan University Upward Bound

  • Eastern Michigan University Upward Bound
  • 201 Boone Hall
  • Ypsilanti, MI 48197
  • (734) 487-0488
  • Jasmine Hairston
  • Program Specialist
  • (301) 653-1586

Program Description

EMU Upward Bound is a Federally-funded pre-college academic program designed to provide students from Ypsilanti Community 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 and most importantly build their character. Program services and activities are free to those who participate in the program. Participants can even earn a monthly stipend for miscellaneous education expenses.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 80
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Central State University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Wayne State University