• Rotary Futures College Resource Center’s College Night attracts over 800

    Alexis Wheat, a junior at Venice High School; Ashley Wilson, a representative for the University of West Florida; and Kim Kindell, director of Rotary Futures College Resource Center

    VENICE, Fla. – The Rotary Futures College Resource Center (RotaryFutures.org), a community-based nonprofit resource center that provides free post-secondary planning services to Venice-area students, recently hosted its 15th annual College Night, attracting over 800 attendees on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

    This year, 64 higher education institutions had tables inside Venice High School’s cafeteria, including the University of Florida, Harvard University, Florida State University, U.S. Military Academy – West Point, Brown University, Ohio State University and Wellesley College, among others.

    “We started this event because the only college fair in the county was held in north Sarasota County, and it is very crowded,” said Kim Kindell, the director of the Rotary Futures College Resource Center. “ Many students from South County were unable to attend. Our event provides South County families the opportunity to start their post-secondary planning early.”

    The Rotary Futures College Resource Center
    The Rotary Futures College Resource Center (RFCRC) is a community-based nonprofit resource center located at Venice High School. The organization provides free post-secondary planning services to Venice-area students of all ages. The RFCRC’s innovative approach utilizes a resource center with computers, numerous printed materials and volunteers to assist students, parents and community members. Since openings its doors in January 2002, the RFCRC has had 60,000 visitors. For more information, visit www.RotaryFutures.org.

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