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Upward Bound BEM

  • The Upward Bound (BEM) Program is committed to developing a year-round education program which will excite, motivate and prepare a selected 65 high school students from the program’s target areas. The quality services provided will prepare the students for successful high school completion and entrance into post-secondary programs.
  • Upward Bound (BEM) is a college-preparatory program designed to serve low-income and/or potential first-generation college students who are currently in grades 9-12.
  • The program serves students who attend, or plan to attend, Brooklyn High School, SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School and Madison High School.
  • Those eligible to apply are students from Illinois School Districts 188 (Brooklyn), 189 (SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School) and 12 (Madison) who, at the time of initial selection, are in grades 9-12 and between the ages of 13-19. Students must be from a low-income family and be the first in his/her family to pursue a college education. Students must also require academic support for pursuing education beyond high school.
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