Citrus County’s climbing seniors and the latest graduates have been invited to take part in Summer season Rise, a software developed to provide the county’s youths with Resources, Information, Support and Entry into post-secondary discovering.
Around 75 pupils from the course of 2022 attended the two-day class for rising seniors on July 21 and 22 at the School of Central Florida (CF).
“It exceeded our anticipations in student responses,” explained Patrick Simon, Citrus County Coalition for School and Careers (CCCCC) president.
Simon claimed he believes pupils were in particular motivated by the $500 scholarship available to course of 2022 attendees.
“I think the other part that has been a favourable for us,” Simon said, “is the reaction of our instructors and volunteers that are inclined to help the students with the ways and processes to guide them somewhere immediately after superior faculty.”
The growing seniors have been split into 3 groups to participate in 3 to 4, one-hour-very long periods more than two times.
The very first working day centered on submit significant university designs, a presentation and tour of CF and FASFA support. The next working day integrated developing a résumé, composing a college or university essay, how to optimize your steerage office environment and mock interviews.
On the 2nd working day of the method, CCCCC director Darrick Buettner served pupils get a bounce start out on their college or university admissions essay with a typical narrative prompt.
The one-hour session is built to help students write a strong first draft. “To have a wonderful polished essay, you’re likely to have to revise these various situations,” Buettner stated to the team.
Educators, civic and enterprise leaders also volunteered their time to help learners with mock interviews.
“In every single element of their daily life, there is heading to be the requirement to sit in front of another person and discuss about who you are,” Simon claimed. “They are important no make a difference what you choose to do.
The aim of Summer months Increase and the CCCCC, Simon stated, is to guide learners with no matter what they want for the write-up-secondary route they program to acquire, whether it be college, vocational faculty, military or the workforce.
When asked about what he hopes to choose absent from Increase, Lecanto High University climbing senior Joshua Brunk stated, “I’m hoping to have a better concept of exactly where I’m going and what I can do to established up my upcoming.”
Citrus Large University increasing senior, Taylor Koon, mentioned she heard about the Rise software from her assistance counselors at a faculty assembly. “I’m hoping that by the end of Summertime Increase, I can have everything arranged,” she reported.
Emily Little, a rising senior at Crystal River Significant School, reported she hopes the program will assistance prepare her for the school application system and make it a lot less overpowering during her senior 12 months.
Summer months Rise also offered a one particular-day method from 2020 and 2021 graduates on July 21, which concentrated on help with college or university and the workforce.
This program is many thanks to the partnership among the Citrus County YMCA, CF, the Citrus County Education and learning Basis, Citrus County University District, Citrus County Chronicle and the CCCCC.