(Bradenton, Fla., Jan. 9, 2020) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) 2019 winter graduates included 11 students from the College Reach-Out Program (CROP) who are continuing their education at SCF, state universities or independent institutions.
The primary objective of CROP is to identify and assist low-income, educationally disadvantaged students in grades six through 12, and work with them toward the goal of completing postsecondary education. Participants are students who would otherwise be unlikely to pursue education beyond high school without special support and recruitment efforts.
SCF partners with middle and high schools in Manatee and Sarasota counties to motivate students to pursue a college education, strengthen students’ and parents’ understanding of the benefits of a college education, and foster academic, personal and career development. Many CROP participants become the first person in their family to earn a college degree.
SCF congratulates Clairsine Alexis, Sherrod Lee, Esveydy Velasquez, Tamar Mitil, Jahnessa Lambert, Rajeria Evans, Yesica Lopez-Cabrera, Ashley Alexandre, Kimberley Scott, Joanne Gustave and Rachelle Taylor.
For more information about the CROP program, contact Kristen Anderson at 941-752-5257 or AndersK1@SCF.edu.
From left: Jessica Torsell, Clairsine Alexis, Sherrod Lee, Esveydy Velasquez, Tamar Mitil, Jahnessa Lambert, Rajeria Evans, Yesica Lopez-Cabrera, Ashley Alexandre, Kimberley Scott, Dr. Kristen L. Anderson. Not pictured are Joanne Gustave and Rachelle Taylor.