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Student Support Services, Student Development

Leah Chance

TRIO Works

It seems like yesterday that I was sitting at my college orientation, preparing for the next chapter of my life. I was excited, as well as, nervous of all that I would encounter at York College. I worried about making friends. Would I do well in my classes? Would I be able to graduate within the four years? Well today, four years later, I can say thanks to God and my new family, TRIO SSS, I will be graduating in June 2017, with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics. It has not been an easy journey but my advisors, tutors, and friends from TRIO stood by my side to help me make it.

I started the TRIO program by responding to an invitation by a TRIO Academic Advisor. She was so excited while explaining the program and its benefits to me that all I wanted to do was join in. Once I was approved, I was still unaware of everything I would gain from joining the program. Many times when the library was full, I was able to go to the TRIO SSS computer lab center and use the computer as well as study. I was able to print homework assignments for free. I was able to save a lot of money with the services provided by the program. Not only was TRIO SSS there for resources but they were also there to lend an ear. Many times I was able to talk to Ms. Christina, Ms. Curry, Ms. Landrina, Mr. Walter and my new lovely advisor, Ms. Campbell. They were there to talk about school related issues, as well as outside issues. They gave great advice and assisted me in any way they could. I really love this program, and I will forever be grateful to be a part of the TRIO family!