TRiO Hosts Community Resource Day on Sept. 17
TRiO/Student Support Services will hold Community Resource Day on Sept. 17 to help connect students with services beyond campus. These resources can help students lead a more financially secure and healthy life so they can focus on their education. Students will also have the chance to register to vote. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in front of Building 9. Participating groups include the Beaufort County Health Department, Beaufort–Hyde Partnership for Children, REAL Crisis Intervention, Reaching for the Stars Pre-school, Legal Aid of NC, Inc., Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Plain-Washington Unit, Beaufort County Democratic Women Club, North Carolina Wesleyan College, ECU Partnership East, and the Mid-East Commission- Bicycle Plan.
Students are encouraged to attend to see what partnering agencies have to offer. First-generation college students, low-income students and students with disabilities are eligible to participate in TRiO. Many of these students face obstacles while striving to get their education.
TRiO operates a resource center that includes a computer lab, and makes textbooks and laptops available to students. Students receive academic coaching, and learn to navigate web-based components of their classes. TRiO puts on regular workshops such as “Tech Tuesdays”, which tackles basic technological topics the students face, and “Transfer Thursdays,” which focuses on the requirements students must meet before advancing to another college.
The students travel together to visit other college campuses such as Elizabeth City State University or Pitt Community College where they meet other TRiO participants. Visits to four-year universities such as University of North Carolina-Wilmington or NC State University help students make informed choices about college transfer.