NMC, St. Luke Teen Center to Host Upward Bound Graduation

  • Date: April 16, 2012
  • Author: Ashley Bails

Nebraska Methodist College Upward Bound, in conjunction with, St Luke Teen Center is hosting a graduation event for the program's active high school seniors.

What: Twenty four students are expected to graduate in May and will be honored with an open house and graduation ceremony. All students attend Burke High School and participate in Nebraska Methodist College Upward Bound program or the St Luke Teen Center.

When: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Open House: 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Program: 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m

Where: St Luke United Methodist Church
11810 Burke Street
Omaha, NE 68154

Significance: Parents, family members, teachers, mentors and community members are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of these young students. Many of the students have been accepted to college, including: Santa Clara, University of California-Irvine, University of Nebraska-Omaha, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Iowa Western Community College, and Metro Community College.

About Upward Bound: Upward Bound, a U.S. Department of Education funded program, provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families; and 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 postsecondary education. NMC received federal grant funding for this program in 2007. Nebraska Methodist College partners with Burke High School and St Luke United Methodist Church.

About Teen Center: The St Luke Teen Center works to maximize the potential of youth within our community through the development of positive relationships, motivation for academic success and safe environments. The Teen Center is an outreach program only, using the church as a way to express our love, but not as a way to add to membership or advance our religious philosophy. This program was developed in 2007 in hopes of supporting our young people.