Seventh-grade Scholars Design Festive Cards

Last week, the 7th-grade Scholars kicked off their exploration of community service by making Halloween cards for hospitalized children. The students enjoyed designing festive cards and writing words of encouragement for other kids who may not have the opportunity to spend Halloween with their friends and family.

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Passing on Life Lessons

This quote began to have meaning for me when I started volunteering at FLOC in September 2012.  I was a recent college graduate, finishing up my very first internship in DC, and yearning for an opportunity to give back in this community.

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Welcoming New Faces to the FLOC Family

My first two weeks at FLOC have been fast and exhilarating. As the new College Access Coordinator, I have the privilege of overseeing weekly workshops for middle and high school students in the Scholars Program. With less than a week under my belt, it was time for my first Returning Family Orientation.

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Postsecondary Scholars Career Development Conference

June 13 marked the first of what is expected to be an annual conference offered to FLOC postsecondary students during the summer intercession.  The Saturday event gave students an opportunity to attend two workshops: one workshop, with Justin Kollinger, addressing topics revolving around graduate school, and another workshop, with Josh Christianson, on career preparedness.

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Reflecting on Graduation

Graduation season is one of my favorite times of the year here at FLOC. The graduation can be a middle school, high school or college graduation, but the feeling is always the same.

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Jazmin’s Inspiring Speech

On Wednesday, June 12, FLOC celebrated its high school graduates and their families at the annual Fred Taylor Scholarship Dinner.  The following speech was written and delivered by Post-secondary Scholar Jazmin.

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The 2013 Spring College Tour

On April 1, 2013, fourteen 11th grade Scholars students and four FLOC staff set off on a five day journey to explore colleges and universities in New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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