The tour fell under the Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders Program, funded by a $4.5 million grant awarded to the Student Services Department by the U.S. Department of Education.
The college experience trip is an incentive for students to become mentors in the Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leader. Eleventh- and 12th-grade student mentors, who have demonstrated commitment to the program and have a 3.0 grade point average or higher are eligible to be selected.
The schools visited by the students included the University of Southern Florida, Florida State University, the University of Florida, Florida A&M University, Bethune-Cookman University, Duke University, Clark-Atlanta University and North Carolina A&T University.
They felt the trip was a valuable experience that not only provided helpful information to use in planning for college, but also offered a glimpse of college life.
Frances Safaite-Frederic of Plantation High School and Shirley Baker from Boyd Anderson High School accompanied the students on the trip.