Pre-College Programs

CARE seeks to prepare potentially first-generation college students for admission and enrollment into higher education. Our pre-collegiate programs are designed to develop students' skills in core academic areas while preparing them for college life.

Through a variety of academic support workshops, supplemental educational experiences, direct student support, engagement activities, and campus and community-based enrichment services, CARE seeks to ensure students are ready for the rigors of a college education, as well as develop the skills necessary to adjust to college life. Our pre-collegiate programs serve Gadsden, Leon, and Duval County residents.

Upward Bound Program

The FSU Upward Bound Program at Gadsden County High School helps students prepare for college through academic instruction, counseling, tutoring and a variety of fun and educational activities.

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College Reach-Out Program

Since 1992, FSU's College Reach-Out Program (CROP) connects potential first-generation college students in 6-12th grades to opportunities that motivate them to achieve their dream of a college education. CROP operates in Leon, Gadsden, & Duval Counties.