Upward Bound Program

Welcome!

The Upward Bound Program provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and/or high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.

The Upward Bound Program is federally fund through the U.S. Department of Education.

Our Mission

The Upward Bound Program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. With a strong emphasis on academic success, the Upward Bound Program provides students with preparatory courses to increase their opportunities to excel in high school and prepares them for post-secondary education. By implementing student development theory, it is our desire that each student will experience social, intellectual, and individual growth upon the completion of the program.

Our Motto

There are no shortcuts in life to achieve success. Either we chose to work hard or we choose to apply little effort. The Upward Bound Program at WMU strives to empower students by guiding them to make healthy and conscious choices that will impact their lives. Utilizing teachable moments in the event of a poor choice helps students learn from their mistakes. Positive reinforcement during healthy choices encourages students to continue with desired behaviors. Giving our students a choice empowers them with responsibility and accountability. "The Choice Is Yours!"


 

Upward Bound Program

Division of Multicultural Affairs

2211 Ellsworth Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5233 USA
Phone: (269) 387-3391 | Fax: (269) 387-3390