~The Florida College Access & Success Summit will feature a panel discussion offering replicable, successful strategies for Florida institutions and organizations~

Tampa, FL- Attendees of the Florida College Access & Success Summit will gain in-depth insight into the successful strategies implemented by various college readiness, access and completion organizations across the nation.

Building a college-going and success culture in Florida requires integrating tools and proven practices within our K-12 and college classrooms while reaching students and families in their communities with high-quality resources and information that help prepare them academically, socially and financially for postsecondary success. The summit’s “College Access & Success Strategies” panel discussion, sponsored by New Futuro, brings together a select group of leaders representing high-quality college access and success programs from across the country to highlight successful strategies and lessons learned along the way.

Featured panelists include Bob Giannino-Racine, CEO of ACCESS, Judy Reno, Director of College Depot, Leroy Nesbitt, Program Director of College for Every Student, Thomas Albano, Executive Director of Take Stock in Children, Nadine Dalrymple, Director of POSSE Foundation, Inc. Miami, and Vivien Carter, Executive Director of College Summit Florida, Dr. Stacy Carlson, Vice President and Program Director for Helios Education Foundation will moderate the panel discussion.

“There’s great work taking place in Florida and across the country around preparing students for postsecondary success,” said Braulio Colón, Executive Director for Florida College Access Network (Florida C.A.N.!) “The goal here is to capture replicable strategies that work and to promote them to local leaders from across our state,” said Colón.

The Florida College Access & Success Summit convenes leaders from all sectors for a call-to-action around an agenda to significantly increase Florida’s college degree attainment rate from 37% to 60% by the year 2025.

The summit is organized by Florida C.A.N.! and will take place on Friday, May 11th from 9am-2pm at the University of South Florida’s Marshall Student Center in Tampa. All organizations, businesses, and individuals interested in helping Florida significantly increase its college degree attainment rate are invited to participate.

The Florida College Access & Success summit’s detailed agenda, including the schedule, speakers and travel accommodations can be found here. Florida C.A.N! receives support from the Florida Department of Education, Helios Education Foundation, Lumina Foundation and the University of South Florida.

Click here to read more about the College Access & Success Strategies Session Panelists.

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