In order to support Central Florida students as they complete college, Heart of Florida United Way, in partnership with Seminole State College of Florida and the Central Florida College Access Network, has launched Destination Graduation – an innovative program which connects at-risk students to the resources they need to stay in school.
The program aims to increase the graduation rates of low-income, first-generation and veteran students attending Seminole State College by providing onsite, comprehensive supports. Destination Graduation houses a 2-1-1 Information & Referral Specialist to connect students to 2,000+ community and campus resources. The program further established an on-campus case manager to provide Emergency Financial Assistance in the hopes of reducing the number of students who leave for non-academic reasons.
“Destination Graduation is a life-changing program that provides incredible support for students who need a hand up. Unfortunate incidents left me nearly homeless, close to academic withdrawal, and without many options although my grades were great. Destination Graduation provided me with support until I was able to receive my student financial aid, allowing me to continue my education and keep moving forward. Now I am on track to my first Dean’s List award and the future looks brighter than ever!”
— Sam, 28, Seminole State Student and Veteran
Are you an SSC student looking for assistance? Drop-by to meet with a 2-1-1 Specialist on campus!
Sanford/ Lake Mary:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9a-3p
The NEW Student Center Building – Rm. 144
Student Services Office