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FIU College Reach Out Program
Florida International University, 11200 8th St
MMC, GC 331
Miami
FL
33199
305-348-1742
Contact Name:
Sofia Santiesteban
Contact Email:
Program Description:
The South Florida College Reach-Out Program is an ongoing partnership implemented by Florida International University (FIU) and Miami Dade College (MDC). The purpose of the project is to increase the opportunities of at-risk middle and high school students to enter college. The students who participate in the program are economically and academically disadvantaged students in Miami-Dade county. The Consortium has been previously funded as a multi-year project designed to increase the number of low-income educationally disadvantaged students in grades 6-12, who upon graduation from high school will obtain admission into a post-secondary institution. This program is conducted in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS). The College Reach Out Program (CROP) is a yearly and summer pre-collegiate program to serve middle and high school students. FIU concentrates in South Dade; MDC serves North and Central Dade. CROP is funded through the State of Florida Department of Education. In the summer, the program offers three options: CROP Summer Middle School, SWITCH-ON residential (summer residential program for rising 9th graders) and a summer dual enrollment for the rising high school seniors
Established:
1985
Number of Students Served:
250
Mission Statement:
The mission of the CROP program is to prepare at-risk middle and high school students who are low-income and educationally disadvantaged students, who upon graduation from high school will obtain admission into a post-secondary institution.
Objectives:
The main objective of the CROP program is to prepare low-income and educationally disadvantaged students in grades 6-12 to be admitted and persevere in obtaining post-secondary education and credentials.
Specialty:
Academic enrichment & support, test prep, cultural & Social activities, time mgmt., career advising
Academic Prep:
Yes
College and Postsecondary Planning:
Yes
Recreational Services:
Yes
Social Services:
Yes
Middle School (6-8):
Yes
High School (9-12):
Yes
Evening:
Yes
Weekends:
Yes
After School:
Yes
Summer:
Yes
Weekends:
Yes
Academic:
Yes
School Attended:
Yes
Income Based:
Yes
Residency Based:
Yes
Male:
46%
Female:
54%
First Generation:
90%
Two Year:
26%
Four Year:
35%
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):
10%
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
55%
American Indian or Alaska Native:
.05%
Black or African American:
35%
White (Including Middle Eastern):
6%