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TRIO Programs

TRIO Programs

Through engagement with college-readiness programs at Indian River State College, students in grades six through 12 gain skills, confidence and experiences that prepare them for a path to personal, educational and career achievement.

TRIO college-readiness programs at Indian River State College are designed to help low-income individuals, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities continue their education and achieve academic success. These federally funded programs are free-of-charge to eligible students in grades six through 12.

Indian River State College gives equal consideration to all applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state and local government laws, rules and regulations.

TRiO Programs for Middle- and High-School Students

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College Reach-Out Program

The College Reach-Out Program is designed to identify and encourage economically and educationally disadvantaged students and to prepare them for post-secondary education and career options. Participants can expect academic skills enrichment; intense academic instruction in English, mathematics, science, computer technology, critical thinking and problem-solving; college survival skills development; sessions on preparing for and attending college; career exploration; exposure to college life; study skills development; communications and time-management skills development; test-taking strategies; exposure to role models; coaching and confidence-building; motivational seminars; field trips; and cultural enrichment.

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Educational Opportunity Center

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Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search is designed to improve college access for income-eligible and first-generation students. Program services are aimed at supporting successful high school completion, college enrollment and college degree attainment for participants.

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Student Support Services

Student Support Services is a college persistence and retention program for current and incoming IRSC students that is focused on individual participant needs. It promotes self-advocacy and leadership and provides academic, cultural, career–oriented and social activities to help students. Students are encouraged to explore their personal talents and abilities, and along the way they gain confidence, develop a vision for their lives, set highest standards and aspire to academic and personal excellence. They learn to utilize the full range of campus resources and to develop a sense of community and social responsibility.

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Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a federally funded TRiO program that helps to prepare students for success in higher education. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participating students complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. Students discover new and innovative skills as they shadow science faculty and researchers at state-of-the-art facilities and discover highly skilled jobs available in the math, science and technology fields. Services, activities and events will continue throughout their high school years.

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Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Summer Semesters
Monday–Thursday, 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


Meet your TRIO Team


April Willis
Program Director
(772) 462-7614



LaSonya Smith-Hollis
Academic Coordinator
(772) 462-7615 


Jonathan Stevens
Transfer Coach
(772) 462-7392


Frances Alvarado
Program Assistant/Data Specialist
(772) 462-7480

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