HOW WE REACH YOUNG PEOPLE
At our Upward Bound Brockton High School program, we partner with Stonehill College to help students develop the academic skills necessary to graduate from high school and get a higher education credential. Through an academic year after-school program and a summer program, we offer enrichment activities and workshops that focus on college and career readiness, financial aid, standardized testing, and cultural development. All of our Upward Bound students either graduated or proceeded to the next grade. Seventy-five percent went on to enroll in higher education, and on average, nearly 70 percent of students who participate in Brockton Upward Bound and enroll in post-secondary education go on to receive an associate or bachelor’s degree within six years.
For more information, students can speak with their guidance counselor at Brockton High School or visit the Upward Bound Office, Yellow Science.
ASA has a Boston-based call center focused on providing students and families with information on planning for a post-secondary education.
Our associates engage with students through phone, email, and social media. We have a dedicated phone line for Spanish speaking callers. Our associates are consumer-focused, earning them consistently high satisfaction ratings over 95%.
“I chatted with Keith and he was amazing. He made me aware of options and he was very knowledgeable and kind. I was so nervous and frightened about my situation with my student loans but he gave me hope to get me back on track. I am so thankful for his help and I feel like I can sleep again.” – caller testimonial
Call center hours:
Mon – Thu: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET
Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
Our Supporting Partners
ASA Education & Career Planning receives grants and in-kind support from our supporting partners. Additional support comes directly from ASA and individual schools. Our partners include: