Binghamton University’s Liberty Partnership Program receives recognition

2013-04-03

BINGHAMTON, NY – The 9th Annual Empire Promise Summit will honor one student and one professional associated with Binghamton University’s Liberty Partnership Program (LPP).  According to Binghamton University LPP Director Amy Humphrey, Autumn Loke, a coordinator for the LPP program at Binghamton High School and Junior Time, a student at Binghamton High School, will receive awards this year. Loke is being recognized for her exemplary service and Time will receive the All-Star Student award.

“Autumn does an outstanding job connecting with her students and is passionate and determined to help her students succeed,” said Humphrey. She adds, “Junior has shown tremendous growth and is always looking beyond himself to improve himself and his community.”

Binghamton University’s Liberty Partnership Program is a collaborative effort involving the college, area schools and community agencies that provide support services for 280 students each year. The program was originally established to address the significant drop out rate being experienced in our state’s schools.

In our region, the University’s LPP works directly with Binghamton, Windsor, Susquehanna Valley and Owego-Apalachin School Districts. Binghamton University LPP places full-time staff members directly in the schools to work with at-risk youth. In addition to the full-time staff members, Binghamton University graduate and undergraduate students serve as tutors and mentors for the students.

The summit, which will take place April 19-21, in Latham, NY, will bring together students who have benefited from this the program. The LPP students from all 40 funded programs will be able to network with other LPP students, showcase their talents, and participate in workshops and other activities that cover topics that are important to today's youth.

At the summit, the 25th anniversary of the Liberty Partnership Program will also be celebrated.  

For more information, contact Amy Humphrey at humphrey@binghamton.edu.

Last Updated: 9/17/13