On behalf of Florida TRIO Conference and Activities Committee, we are pleased to announce Dr. Linda Byrd-Johnson from the U. S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education and Ms. Kimberly Jones from Council for Opportunity in Education will be joining our Fall Professional Development Conference. The conference will be held December 1, 2020 from 1:00pm-5:00pm and December 2, 2020 1:00pm-4:00pm.
In addition, we will offer “Assessing Your Program Needs & Objectives Workshop as pre-conference sessions for the Talent Search and Educational Opportunity Centers programs. We have attached the pre-conference and conference fliers and agendas for more details.
Please click http://bit.ly/fltriofalldev to register. Spaces are limited!!!
FL TRIO Virtual Emerging Leaders Institute. Calling All Future Leaders! Thursday November 5th 1pm-4pm through Friday November 6th 9am-1pm. Please click on link and register by November 4th. https://forms.gle/GZ7uGbVw6vAd7XiH6
FLORIDA TRIO SCHOLARSHIP
We are please to announce that we have 4 scholarships available for our scholars! Each scholarship is worth $500. Two will be awarded to a pre-collegiate program student (TS, UB, or UBMS) and two will be awarded to adult learners (SSS, EOC, VUB and McNair). Nominations must come from a staff member who is a member of Florida TRIO and each program can submit only one nomination. Please click on the link below for more information. The deadline is May 15, 2020. Please take the time to nominate a deserving student for a scholarship!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT- APPRECIATIVE ADVISING (Message for Directors)
Directors, if you are looking for beneficial professional development opportunities, consider having your staff participate in the Appreciative Advising Institute. There are several levels of certification that will certainly enhance the skills of you and your staff. Many programs are looking for programming aligned with their project objectives and this training fits the bill. Below is the link for more information:
The Council on Opportunity in Education offers a variety of opportunities for professional development so that you can continue to provide impactful services for your students. Please click on the link below for a list of upcoming activities.
Greetings Project Directors/Coordinators!
MasteryPrep is ready to help any/all the Florida TRiO programs during this difficult time.
We are currently offering free digital TruScore Testing to any schools/programs that would like to use it. We have also moved several of our events over to virtual offerings.
Please let us know if we can connect to discuss via phone or webinar. I would be happy to join a call or webinar with you and your staff.
Here is a link to the free TruScore information. You can just email me directly with the number of students that would use this and I can get them set up.
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On Thursday, February 28, 2019, "Mr. I'M POSSIBLE" Keith L. Brown and Dr. Jessica Houston spoke on the Cocoa Campus at an event sponsored by TRiO Student Support Services. Pictures can be found here. https://t.co/qNLYaZpdcF @KeithLBrown1911. A video is found at Video.
The University of Florida will host iDigTRiO Biological Sciences Career Conference & Fair Friday 1st-2nd, 2019 for TRIO Students and staff.
Come to a FREE conference and career shadowing opportunity that includes:
FL TRIO hosted Fall Professional Development Day(PDD) on December 14, 2018. As President of FL TRIO Programs, Ms. Jerinae Speed would like to thank the following: PDD Chair Ms. Cherry Stallworth, Director of SSS STEM Program at Florida State College in Jacksonville - Welcomed by UCF Dr. DeLaine Priest, VP of Student Development and Enrollment Services, (TRIO Center), Mrs. Selena Blair, President of SAEOPP, and Mrs. Jerinae Speed, President of FL TRIO. Presenters: Dr. Rebekah McCloud, UCF Executive Director of TRIO Programs (True Colors); Mrs. Sarah Johnson, Trainer of Paradigm Shift (Team Building and Diversity in the Work Place); Mrs. Jerinae Speed, (How to Push Back the Push Back); and Mrs. Rowina Petion (Fairshare). Special Guests-22 FL TRIO Professionals from around the state were in attendance. They Represented colleges and universities from: Edward Waters College, Eastern Florida State College, Florida A&M University, Florida State College in Jacksonville, Miami Dade College, Palm Beach State College,Rollins College, South Florida State College, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, and University of South Florida. Professional Networking, Team Building Activities, and recognition of Alumni’s, Military, Newcomers, and more.
Check out the brand new video showcasing Florida State College at Jacksonville SSS STEM.
The University of South Florida hosted TRIO Day, ACT Mastery Prep Boot Camp, STEM Wars, and the 49th Annual Florida TRIO Olympics June 28th through June 30th. Thursday, the 28th brought eight schools to the University Lecture Hall where the Admissions Office led by Malcolm Randolph and other representatives spoke to students as well as provided them a tour. Seniors then were provided a powerful two hour ACT mini boot camp by Oliver Pope of Mastery Prep and underclassmen learned sage advice about the USF experience from a USF student Marcellus Brookes and recent alum Dominique Boyer.
The Olympics were kicked off by Dr. Glen Besterfield, Director of Admissions and Dr. Fai Howard Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Reba Garth Director of Student Support Services and Jerinae Speed Florida TRIO President also welcomed the crowd of 650 students and staff. More than 15 sporting and academic events were held over the course of two days rain and shine. STEM Wars was also a feature introduced by SAEOPP Upward Bound Director William Troy Curry representing Georgia TRIO. This event was held in the USF Recreation Center and at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and featured drones, robotics, CSI, virtual reality, and free admission to the museum. A luau dance was held Friday evening featuring a live dj. Saturday's award ceremony featured President Speed presenting over fifty awards with the grand prize overall medal winner going to SAEOPP Upward Bound. Thank you to Upward Bound Director Raymond Cabrera and Academic Advisor Lawanna Hair for spearheading the event. Pictures can be viewed at https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/1ajqkJmkWL8TVdJqvqa7873L9lAlGARjo
We need your help in making our program shine!!! This year we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of TRIO Student Support Services programs nationwide. As a result of this celebration there is a competition taking place to highlight the impact that TRIO SSS programs have had in our communities. Miami Dade College TRIO SSS Homestead program submitted a video and it has passed on to finals. WOHOOOOOO!!!!!! There were 36 entries and only 5 finalists were selected. The next phase of the competition is based on a Social Media Campaign. From June 8 to July 6, the 5 videos are open for voting by the public. Forty percent of the final score will be determined by the number of likes accumulated on each video. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT on liking theour video on the Homestead TRIO YouTube channel!!!
If they win this competition, the program will represent 1069 TRIO SSS programs nationwide. THIS IS SUCH AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO PLACE OUR HOMESTEAD TRIO SSS PROGRAM IN THE US MAP!!! They will also have the opportunity to represent our program at a National TRIO Conference in September 2018.
Please help us by liking the video on the TRIO Homestead YouTube Channel and also by sharing the video with family, friends, and anyone else that wants to support our program. Promote the video far and wide.
Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/effsSs_pXOY (you will need a google/gmail account to access the “Like” option)
Remember, every “Like” counts!