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FGCU College Reach Out Program (CROP)

County: Charlotte, Hendry, Collier, Lee, Glades
Categories Youth
Details: The College Reach Out Program (CROP) was established in 1983 by the Florida Legislature to motivate and prepare educationally disadvantaged, low-income students in grades 6 through 12 to pursue and successfully complete a postsecondary education. Participants are students who otherwise would be unlikely to seek admission to a community college, state university, or independent postsecondary institution without special support and recruitment efforts. FGCU's College Reach Out Program serves 25 schools in the Southwest Florida five-county area. Through activities such as University Experience Days, after school enrichment programs, summer programs, students gain skills and abilities in the arts, math, reading, and essay writing.
Job Description: Students may serve as tutors, mentors, and/or guest speakers during after-school programs held at middle and high schools throughout the five-county area.
Times of Work: Weekdays daytime, Weekdays evenings
Primary Contact: Mr. Kristian Boyce
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Boulevard S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Fax: (239) 590-7947
Phone: (239) 590-1479
Alt Phone: 239-590-7834
Secondary Contact: Susan Genson
Phone: (239) 590-7836
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: N
Benefits Offered: There may be opportunities to assist with field trips where meals, transportation, and other expenses are provided by the program, with appropriate approval.
Additional Information: Program participants come from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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