Upward Bound at BU to Celebrate 15th Year of College Preparatory Program for Low-Income Students

in BU In the Community, News Releases
June 1st, 2004

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 | ttesta@bu.edu

(Boston) – Upward Bound at Boston University will celebrate 15 years of serving low-income and first-generation college students throughout Boston with an anniversary commemoration in the Boston University School of Law Auditorium on Saturday, June 5. A federally funded college preparatory program, Upward Bound has served 770 Boston area students and has had a 94 percent college matriculation rate since its inception at BU in 1989.

United States Congressman Michael Capuano and Boston School Superintendent Thomas Payzant will be among those to address attendees. More than 200 Upward Bound alumni, current student participants, representatives of Boston Public Schools, and Boston University faculty and staff will be in attendance.

Upward Bound students enter the program in either grade 9 or 10 and continue in the program through high school graduation. Participants must be enrolled in the Boston Public Schools and either attend one of four target high schools or live in one of six target neighborhoods. Program services include a residential six-week summer academic program, as well as afternoon classes and tutoring during the school year.

For further information, please contact Michael Dennehy at 617-353-3551 or mdennehy@bu.edu or visit www.bu.edu/ub/Anniversary.htm.

Event: 15th Anniversary of Upward Bound
at Boston University

Date: Saturday, June 5, 2004

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Place: Boston University Law School Auditorium
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Mass.

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