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Florida State University CARE Program

September 27, 2016

Florida State University's CARE (Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement) Program application is currently open, and the priority deadline is October 19th, 2016.  The CARE Summer Bridge program provides a comprehensive program of orientation and support for first-generation (neither parent has a bachelor's degree) college students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.  For more information and to apply, click here.

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Brown University Admissions Info Session

September 27, 2016

Brown University will be hosting an information session on Sunday, October 16th at 2:00 pm at Berkeley Preparatory School, located at 4811 Kelly Road, Tampa, Fl, 33615.  The program will include an informational presentation and an opportunity for questions and answers.  Interested students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to attend.  Register online at


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Duke University Arts and Humanities Open House

September 26, 2016

Duke University will be hosting an on-campus open house for their Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.  The open house will be held on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 from 8:00 am - 2:30 pm.  Participants will learn more about Trinity's flexible curriculum and immersive humanities experiences; participate in sample classes; tour West Campus; and learn about Duke's admissions and financial aid processes.

Interested students can register online at


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Cimino Elementary Paint Night Volunteer Opportunity

September 26, 2016

Cimino Elementary School will be hosting a paint night on Friday, October 7th, 2016.  Volunteers are needed to help set up from 4:00-6:00 pm, during the event from 6:00-7:30, and to help clean up after the even concludes.  Students interested in volunteering should contact Cimino Elementary School at 813-740-4450.

USF Campus Visit Opportunities

September 20, 2016

USF's Office of Admission will provide several opportunities to visit campus throughout the school year.

Stampede to Success - Saturday, October 15, 2016

Students and families can participate in a casual but informative day that will introduce them to academics, housing, campus life, and various services and opportunities available at USF.  This event is designed for high school seniors.  Students may register at

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Bloomingdale Fall Festival Volunteer Opportunity

September 19, 2016

The Bloomingdale Homeowners Association and the Bloomingdale Golfers Club will be hosting their annual Fall Festival from 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday, October 22nd.  This is an opportunity to earn up to 8 hours of community service for Bright Futures.  Students interested in volunteering should email Dann Berkowitz at

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