Rollins Hits the Road with LYNX

April 28, 2010

Rollins College’s Pre-Collegiate Program was one of eight nonprofit projects selected by LYNX, the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, to have their logo displayed on a bus for the next 12 months.

“This is one of my favorite LYNX initiatives, because we get to bring attention to local nonprofits that give so much to our community,” said Linda Watson, CEO of LYNX.

The public service bus, which will run regular routes throughout Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, was unveiled April 22.

“Rollins’ Pre-Collegiate Programs, Upward Bound and Talent Search, offers valuable skills and college admission planning and assistance to students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college,” said Carrie Glatting, Pre-Collegiate Program coordinator. “Thanks to LYNX, more Central Floridians will know about the services we provide.”

Upward Bound and Talent Search serve low-income students in their pursuit of a college degree by assisting them with academic guidance as early as middle school. The Upward Bound program provides tutoring services throughout the academic year and a 6-week residential component for high school students who want to get ahead for future classes.

Rollins was selected at random along with IDignity, Hispanic Health Initiatives, Victims Service Center of Orange County, Bags of Hope Central Florida, Compassionate Hands and Hearts Breast Cancer Outreach, Diesel Outreach, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

Read more about Rollins’ Pre-Collegiate Program or contact Carrie Glatting at 407-646-1549.

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