I was introduced to the TRIO Student Support Service Program (SSS) during my freshmen orientation in 2012. Immediately after the New Student Orientation, I went to the TRiO SSS office and signed up for their program. TRIO has been my biggest support system throughout my college journey. They helped me transition from a high school student to college student. Through their support, I went from a scared girl who had just graduated high school to an independent, self-empowering individual.
My academic counselor helped in all my endeavors and was the voice of encouragement when I felt frustrated. She taught me how to advocate for myself. As a social work major, I learned I wanted to work with college students after I obtain my master's. Also, the workshops were always useful and informative. For example, I learned how to manage a savings account and how to build credit. As I'm approaching the final months of my journey in York college, I'm reminiscing on my achievements and my challenges. I wouldn't have been where I am today, if it weren't for the TRIO SSS program. As a potential cum laude honor student, TRIO SSS has not only provided me with academic support, but also with emotional and social support. I wholeheartedly recommend this program.
Class of 2017