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The goal of the “Girlfriends College Trip- University of Florida” is to get our scholars thinking about college, help them think through their decision about which colleges to apply to, and ultimately, which college will meet their career goals and needs. This will ignite interest that they are unaware that they have.
The main objectives include: 1. Scholars will aspire to a lifelong path toward higher education and deeper learning that ends with a degree. 2. Scholars will further consider education related degrees. 3. Scholars will be prepared for college and other career options.

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Fairmount Park El. Girlfriends Trip to University of Florida

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School:
Fairmount Park Elementary School 
Subject:
Other 
Teacher:
Candice Nyarkoh 
 
Luz Mojica, Dennen Wyman 
Students Impacted:
30 
Grade:
Date:
January 16, 2019

Investors

Thank you to the following investors for funding this grant.

 

Suncoast Credit Union - $907.61

Raymond James Financial - $392.39

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 17

The girls had a great learning expirence.  We tour the campus on foot and saw most of the historic buildings including the dorms, the Gator stadium, the lecture, the student's center and the caferteria.  The girls had an opportunity to visit a science lecture during the disection of an owl's palet.  They were so engaged and learned the many parts of the owl.  They also had an opportunity to visit the college of education where they partook in a mini lesson on reading skills.  I strongly believe one of their favorite session was when they used 3D printing to print a gator pencil topper they designed on a the computer.  All the girls recieved a copy of pencil topper they designed. 

    In addition to the above, some of the girls expirenced culture shock. They asked questions about how to navigate the whole school, how much time they have to get to class. Does your teacher tell inform your mom if you were late to class etc. An interesting scenerio happened, as soon as the bus arrived and we let the girls exit the bus one the girls exclaimed " oh man let's skip middle and high school i belong here."   

        Since the trip, several girls approached me and shared with me that they have decided to pursue a college career.  Some of the degrees they plan to major in education and arts.  Some students mentioned that it was the first time they had been out of St. Petersburg.  Several also mentioned that it was the first time they had visited a college campus. 

   The girls wants to express their heartful thank yous to all the donors.  They say thank you for supporting their dreams.  Thank you Thank you Thank you.

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Original Grant Overview

Goal

The goal of the “Girlfriends College Trip- University of Florida” is to get our scholars thinking about college, help them think through their decision about which colleges to apply to, and ultimately, which college will meet their career goals and needs. This will ignite interest that they are unaware that they have.
The main objectives include: 1. Scholars will aspire to a lifelong path toward higher education and deeper learning that ends with a degree. 2. Scholars will further consider education related degrees. 3. Scholars will be prepared for college and other career options.  

 

What will be done with my students

Scholars will have the opportunity to tour the campus, receive informational session about education degrees and other programs that the university has to offer. Moreover, they will meet and greet with current college students and experience having lunch on real college campus. Scholars will also learn about the Anita Zucker Center for Early
Childhood Studies, they will visit UF's school of Teaching & Learning, and they will complete a checklist for the admission process into the University of Florida.

 

 

Benefits to my students

This college tour will removed the scholars from their environment and introduce them to a way of life that is not common to them. Our scholars come from impoverished and underrepresented backgrounds and this would potentially create an opportunity for them to be first-generation college students. Many of our scholars want to be in the education field however, they do not know what it takes; the work and educational expertise required to achieve that goal. With this trip, our scholars will see the programs offered first hand, mingle and interact with young adults entering into the education field, and learn what UF has to offer such as their research lab. University of Florida's Anita Zucker Center focuses on early childhood studies. This trip will help motivate our scholars to take their education serious and to give them hope for the future. This will let them know that, there are many avenues to explore and a way out of their current impoverish situation. By giving them real life experience and a better understanding of college and other career options.
Hopefully walking around UF campus will give our girls the feel for what a college is really like and create a strong desire to pursue a college career.
 

 

Describe the Students

Fairmount Park is a Title 1 school located in the Childs Park neighborhood. Fairmount Park Elementary School has over 520 scholars, of which 100 percent are on free lunch status.

 

 

Budget Narrative

Transportation for 5th grade Girlfriends scholars 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Transportation $1,300.00
  Total: $1,300.00

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