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
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
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.