More than two dozen teens and parents recently gathered to gear up for the transition to college at Taking the Next Step: College-Prep Workshop, hosted by First Florida Credit Union.
The free workshop was held at the credit union’s St. Johns branch on July 27. Financial experts partnered with a local AVID and dual-enrollment instructor to cover topics such as navigating college applications and managing finances from a distance to help students stay financially successful while away at school.
The event attracted high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and their parents, all eager to gain insight on how to best prepare for the transition to college.
Theresa Le, a junior at Bartram Trail High School, was one of the teens who attended the workshop.
“We learned a lot about college scholarship opportunities and how to reduce student loans after college or not have them at all,” Le said.
Ashleigh Robinson, a community relations specialist with the credit union, said her organization plans to host the event again in the future.
“Our team was thrilled to see such a positive response from our community at this event,” Robinson said. “We are happy to have played a role in preparing our local students for this monumental transition, and we wish them all the best as they head to school.”
For more information on First Florida Credit Union’s upcoming community events, visit www.firstflorida.org.