Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally-funded TRIO grant program that supports first-generation; income-qualified students; as well as students with a disability. Through our personalized services, we assist students in successfully navigating college, understanding the culture, and discovering their paths in life.
The students of SSS are hard-working, resilient, passionate, and eager to give back to their families and communities. Being first in their family to go to college, means no one in their family has ventured this road before and so they are moving forward in a space without advice from loved ones who have shared in these experiences. For many, they are juggling jobs and home responsibilities with college. These students are navigating these unknown territories because for them, being the first in your family is about dreaming further and imaging the unknown as a possibility.
As a federally funded program, we are bound by restrictive regulations when it comes to our funding and so we are left with limitations and large gaps. Your donation to Student Support Services will help us fund the costs of a cap and gown for an SSS graduating senior. Currently, a student must pay $78.50+ tax to cover the cost of their cap and gown. For a student in our program, this costly expense means more stress and worry. Your donation would alleviate that stress while also helping to serve other program needs that we cannot support with our restricted funding. Help us make the dream of being the first in their family have all the elements this story of perseverance deserves by helping to fund the costs of a cap and gown.
Your choice to support Student Support Services is appreciated and we thank you tremendously!
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