Iowa TRIO Day

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Event Date: 
Feb 11 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Event Area: 
Capitol Building
Event Location: 
1st Floor Rotunda - Entire Rotunda
Expected Attendance: 
26 - 100
Add'l Information: 
Iowa TRIO Day at the Capitol is an annual event bringing first-generation students to the state house. The goal of this day is to connect TRIO programs from across the state of Iowa with their elected officials. Participants will spend the morning touring the state grounds, meeting with local representatives, and networking with their peers. TRIO programs are federally funded by the Department of Education focused on delivering college access and retention programs to address the serious social and cultural barriers to education in America. TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention.