Historical Information

The College Reach-Out Program was created in 1983 as a state-wide initiative designed to increase the number of low–income; educationally challenged students in grades 6 through 12 pursue higher education. Students must meet academic and economic criteria to enroll in the College Reach-Out Program. CROP has served more than 10,000 students statewide and hopes to serve thousands for years to come.

CROP goals are to:

  • Motivate students to pursue a post-secondary education
  • Develop students learning and coping skills.
  • Strengthen students and parents understanding of the benefits of post secondary education
  • Foster academic, personal and career development through supplemental instruction

At Lake Sumter Community College (LSCC) CROP is sponsored by the Department of Youth Outreach Programs, under the leadership of Reinaldo Cortes, Director. Students are identified and selected as a result of partnerships established with targeted schools in the Lake and Sumter area.

Through activities such as:

We encourage students to:

Plan for their educational future
Participate in special activities
Prepare for the next level
Practice for high stakes exams

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