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Forest Park, Florissant Valley and Wildwood Are Part of TRiO Day Feb. 25

February 24, 2012

St. Louis Community College’s Forest Park, Florissant Valley and Wildwood campuses, along with Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis University, Ranken Technical College and Hi-Tech Charities, are bringing their TRiO programs together for National TRiO Day on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Harris-Stowe.

TRiO students from each institution will participate in workshops such as Distinguished Gentlemen, Girls Rock, Reality Store, and Breaking Barriers Building Bridges. There will be résumé writing competitions, mock interviews and more.

Parents will participate in workshops covering Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Parents’ Rights, Teenage Empowerment and Social Media. The day will also include giveaways, guest speakers and TRiO alumni success stories.

TRiO programs, such as Upward Bound and Student Support Services, are U.S. Department of Education-funded and designed to support and assist disadvantaged students.

TRiO Day, proclaimed a National Day of Service, generates character development through workshops, community service and academic enrichment.

St. Louis Community College-Forest Park is unique in that it has two TRiO programs -- Upward Bound and Student Support Services on its campus. TRiO is located in G-311.

For more information, contact Herman C. Armstrong, Upward Bound counselor and co-chair of the TRiO Day Planning Committee, at 314-951-9473.