Salem State Upward Bound Program re-funded
The Salem State University Upward Bound Program recently received notice that it has been re-funded for an additional five years. The program provides comprehensive program services to 72 eligible youth attending Lawrence public schools. All students must meet the essential criteria of being low-income and/or first-generation college-bound students between the ages of 13 and 19. Moreover, enrolled students must exhibit a positive attitude, a high level of motivation and a desire to seek post-secondary education. Students must also meet the added criteria of having a GPA less than 2.5, or failing MCAS scores.
In addition to academic instruction, tutoring and enrichment activities throughout the school year on the Lawrence campus, participating students attend a six-week summer program on the Salem State University campus in Salem.