The 2016 Florida College Access and Success Summit is bigger and better than ever, with a variety of sessions showcasing high-impact tools, strategies and practices on college access, postsecondary success, workforce development, and collective impact. Here are a couple of the offerings that you don’t want to miss:

What is the Future of School Counseling in Florida?

What is the role of school counselors in helping students prepare for college and career?Learn how Florida school counselors are embracing the challenge to prepare all students for life after graduation and how community partners can support them. You will also learn about policies and other efforts to strengthen the role of school counselors in their schools.

Presenter: Rebecca A. Schumacher, EdD, School Counselor Educator, University of North Florida

Educational Ecosystems: A Community Model for Improving Student Success

In January 2013, a group of local school principals and School Advisory Council (SAC) members in Seminole, FL created the Seminole Community Educational Ecosystem to improve the success of its students. Learn about this community-led initiative’s various programs and how it transformed the relationship between 14 local schools including elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, St. Petersburg College and the Greater City of Seminole community.

Presenter: Jesse Coraggio, PhD, Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness and Academic Services, St. Petersburg College

The 2016 Florida College Access and Success Summit, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co., is your chance to network with colleagues, make connections, learn about new resources, and discuss policies and ideas to boost college access and success for all Floridians. You will also learn about local college access network initiatives and collective impact strategies for your community. Summit sponsors also include Helios Education Foundation, Wells Fargo, University of South Florida, Florida International University, University of Central Florida, Lumina Foundation, Publix, ACT, Florida Trend, Florida Trend’s NEXT, The Boeing Company, and Hillsborough Community College.

For program and registration information, visit www.fcansummit.orgSpecial early registration rate of $165 is available through April 13.

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