In order to support Central Florida students to complete college, UpliftED (previously CFCAN), in partnership with Heart of Florida United Way and Seminole State College, has launched Destination Graduation - (DG) an innovative program which connects at-risk students to the resources they need to stay in school. 

The program aims to increase the graduation rates of low-income and veteran students attending Seminole State College by providing onsite, comprehensive supports. Destination Graduation houses a navigator to connect students to 2,000+ community and campus resources. The program further established an on-campus case manager to provide Emergency Financial Assistance, in the hopes of reducing the number of students who leave for nonacademic reasons.    

“Destination Graduation is a life-changing program that provides incredible support for students who need a hand up. Unfortunate incidents left me nearly homeless, close to academic withdrawal, and without many options although my grades were great. Destination Graduation provided me with support until I was able to receive my student financial aid, allowing me to continue my education and keep moving forward. Now I am on track to my first Dean’s List award and the future looks brighter than ever!”
— Sam, 28, Seminole State Student and Veteran

Are you a school or non-profit interested in replicating this program? Visit the Destination Graduation toolkit website take a self-assessment and access free resources to guide your program creation!

Are you an SSC student looking for assistance? Drop-by to meet with the DG navigator on campus!

               Sanford/ Lake Mary: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9a-3p                   The NEW Student Center Building - Rm. 144

              Altamonte Springs: Mondays 9a-3p                                                                Student Services Office

To receive more information about the program, visit our Contact Us page.