Have you heard of TRiO, and in particular Project Threshold at OU?
If not, you should definitely look into the program! Project Threshold provides academic and emotional support to First-generation, low-income college students come from underrepresented communities. It provides us not only a home away from home where students are able to feel like they belong, but they also provide and empowering environment where all students are valued and encouraged to succeed. I have been aTRiO student since high school, and it has undoubtedly changed my life!
Lets be honest, college is kind of scary! There are so many unspoken rules and secrets to surviving at a university, and students whom come from environments where many people are unable to attend, they are most likely to be uninformed and confused. From learning how to effectively take notes, register for classes, create a financial game plan to even writing a professional email, college is a huge learning experience! Project Threshold invests in these students and supports their dreams all of the way!
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This is Scott!! He is my Project Threshold Counselor at OU and my #1 supporter in life!
While being extremely sweet and compassionate, he motivates all of his students to always do their best and to follow their dreams. He is truly an amazing human being, and deserves to world and more!
Of course I am writing about Project Threshold because I hold the student resource/family close to my heart, but there is another reason.
Project Threshold’s, a TRiO organization, funding was cut in the new administration’s budget. This means that not only will students be robbed of an amazing resource aimed to help students who traditionally do not attend college let alone graduate, but amazing people like Scott will no longer have a job with OU. So if you didn’t know, now you do, and there is no excuse to let this occur!
It is our duty as occupants of The United States to stand up in times of oppression and hatred. It is our duty to ensure that all people get the same opportunities and support. It is our duty to let our voices to be heard. Project Threshold, and organizations whose mission and goal is to further the dreams and aspirations of their students, is an amazing organization that has helped countless students. Just a little statistic, Project Threshold has a 100% graduation rate of its students. They are changing the world! Please support and remain active in the discussion regarding its existence and importance.