LEAP Tampa Bay Announces Partnership with Complete Florida

Called Complete Tampa Bay, the new partnership initiative will provide free, personalized coaching and assistance for those with prior college or technical training experience LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network (LEAP Tampa Bay), a network of more than 50 community partners committed to changing lives by connecting residents to education and training beyond high school,…

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Webinar provides insight into college admission and financial aid changes amidst COVID-19

LEAP Tampa Bay recently hosted a webinar featuring local college admissions and financial aid counselors who answered questions about everything from “summer melt” to applying for financial aid. Nearly two dozen high school guidance counselors attended the hour-long webinar and walked away with information about higher education’s plans amidst the changing landscape due to COVID-19.…

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Helios Education Foundation and Take Stock in Children Join Forces to Help Students During Pandemic

LEAP Tampa Bay partner, Helios Education Foundation, announced today that it will partner with Take Stock in Children to support postsecondary students affected by COVID-19. Named the Florida COVID-19 Student Support Initiative, it will encourage students’ retention, persistence, and success in completing their postsecondary degree, despite the uncertain climate surrounding the global pandemic. These students,…

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Junior Achievement offers online resources for students

One of LEAP Tampa Bay partners, Junior Achievement (JA) of Tampa Bay, is providing much needed resources for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. JA is offering free online learning resources for students, teachers, parents and guardians. Students from K-12 can explore career choices, create resumes, gain critical thinking skills and learn appropriate workplace behavior. JA…

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Students: Time at home can help further your education & training plans

It’s a unique time in our country’s history and all Americans are challenged. High school students, especially seniors, as well as adult learners returning to school, are in an especially unique situation these days – navigating the waters of upcoming college admissions, testing, financial aid, all while schools have restricted access. What happens now? Have…

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Unsure how closures impact your college admission? Here are some tips

With so many questions surrounding college admissions, LEAP Tampa Bay spoke with a college admissions expert to get a few common questions answered surrounding applying to college in this new and ever-changing backdrop. Our professional encourages any high school senior or adult returning to school who currently has an application in process with a college…

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Helios Education Foundation Makes $1.3 Million Gift for Pinellas College and Career Centers

The Helios Education Foundation announced today that it is investing $1.3 million dollars for the establishment of college and career centers throughout Pinellas County, in partnership with the Pinellas Education Foundation, Pinellas County Schools, LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network, and the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation. “Helios’ funding support is an investment in each student’s…

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