Frequently Asked Questions:
- Who is eligible to participate?
- What services does the program provide?
- What is the primary focus of the program?
- Are participants charged a fee?
- Is this just a Binghamton University program?
- What kind of activities are participants involved in?
- How is the BU/LPP funded?
Who is eligible to participate?
Students may be referred to the Binghamton University Liberty Partnership Program if they exhibit signs of difficulties that may threaten their successful completion of high school or if they are interested in any of the program's services. Although any student can receive services, students with the following circumstances are usually recommended to the Liberty Partnerships Program:
- poor academic performance
- inconsistent or poor attendance
- behavior/discipline problems
- family/peer history of dropping out of school
- negative change in family circumstances
- history of child abuse or neglect
- homelessness/residence in a shelter
- history of substance abuse
- limited English proficiency
- teen pregnancy and/or parenting
- negative peer pressure
What services does the program provide?
The Binghamton University Liberty Partnership Program provides its participants with:
- tutoring and academic counseling,
- social and cultural enrichment activities and
- interpersonal and family counseling.
What is the primary focus of the program?
To build motivational, interpersonal and academic skills in students, including:
- stress management and
- time management.
Are participants charged a fee?
There is no charge to students for participation.
Is this just a Binghamton University program?
No. The program motivates and supports middle and high school students through meaningful partnerships with Broome Community College, Educational Talent Search, the School and Business Alliance, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Binghamton Housing Authority.
What kind of activities are participants involved in?
Liberty Partnerships Program students have fun, work as teams and contribute to the community. Recent student activities included visits to:
- Binghamton Mets baseball games,
- science programs at the Decker Life Sciences Center-Roberson Museum
- college campuses, including frequent trips to Binghamton University
How is the BU/LPP funded?
The BU/LPP is funded by the New York State Education Department, Office of Higher Education, Office of K-16 Initiatives and Access Programs, Pre Collegiate Preparation Programs Unit. There is no charge to students for participation.