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For immediate release
April 25, 2007

Contact: Hope H. Davis

CCBC’S Upward Bound program promotes success in education
Instructional program gives students the skills and confidence to succeed

Baltimore County, Md. -- Upward Bound, a year-round academic enrichment program at the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, is gearing up for its 2007 summer session. The program will serve students in grades nine through twelve who have the potential to pursue college. The goal of the Upward Bound program is to build each participant’s motivation and academic skills in order to graduate from high school and to enter and succeed in college.

CCBC Catonsville’s Upward Bound summer experience, beginning June 18, will provide a six-week residential program that will be housed at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Students will receive comprehensive instruction in language arts, mathematics and science. In addition, academic guidance/counseling, college-bound workshops and field trips will be part of the program’s summer agenda.

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in Upward Bound and attend Milford Mill Academy, Lansdowne, Woodlawn, or reside in northwest/southwest Baltimore County. The student’s current family income must meet federal guidelines and the parents of the student must not have completed a four-year college degree at the time of selection.

CCBC Catonsville’s Upward Bound program will participate in the Summer Food Service program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Officials have adopted household size and income criteria to determine eligibility for participation in the Summer Food Service program.

Children whose household size and income are at or below the amounts shown are eligible for the Summer Food Service program. Children who are members of food stamp households or Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) units are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. In certain cases, foster children are also eligible for these benefits.

As part of the Summer Food Service program, free meals are available to those eligible children participating in the program. Although the program is open to all, some sites may limit enrollment for reasons of security, safety or control. There will be no physical segregation or other discrimination against any child because of race, color, age, national origin, sex or disability. Any complaints of discrimination should be submitted in writing within 180 days of the incident to USDA, Director, Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.

For more information about the Upward Bound program, call Jacqueline L. Harris at 443-840-4949.

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