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  • 1. Target 2020 Florida Summit Report
  • 2. Table of ContentsDemographics 1Voting Results 3Award Winners 8Evaluation Responses 11Participant Commitments to Action 11Testimonials 11Partners, Sponsors, and Supporters 12
  • 3. Demographics Gender % Total 60 Female 56 53 1 Male Transgender 35 4 33 3 3 11 5 4 50 Declined to 4 3 State 40 30 56 20 20 35 10 55 4 4 0 60 Age % Total 18-19 51 46Ethnicity % Total 50 20-22 37 33African American 20 18 23-25 9 8Asian 0 0 26-27 2 2 40 28-30 0 0Latino/a 55 51Pacific IslanderWhite 1 3 1 3 30 51 Over 30 1 1Mixed Ethnicity 11 10OtherDeclined to State 5 4 5 4 20 37 10 9 2 1 01 Target 2020 Florida Summit Report
  • 4. 4 5 26 School Location Palm Beach % 4 Total 4 10 Broward 5 5 1 MDC North MDC Hialeah 26 10 24 9 14 MDC West MDC Kendall 1 14 1 13 13 MDC InterAmeri- 13 12 5 can/Medical MDC Homestead 5 5 20 MDC Wolfson 20 1805 10 15 20 25 30 3 Status % Total 1 1 Full-Time 89 82 7 8 Part-Time 8 7 Other 3 3 16 Education % Total Diploma 7 5 89 Post Second- ary Cert. 1 1 74 2yr AA or AS 16 11 Transferring 74 52 to 4yr school 4 yr degree 1 1 Other 0 0Target 2020 Florida Summit Report 2
  • 5. Question 1: What challenges do community college students face in completing their education? Avg. Top Challenges (As presented by Target 2020 Florida Participants) 8.6 Lack of advisement and orientation at the beginning of college. 8.5 Financial barriers. 8.2 Books for classes: too many editions, too expensive, not online, and not easily accessible. 7.9 Fees for undocumented students who are excelling in college. Too much bureaucracy in schools: too many layers of offices, hoops to go through, and too many people 7.8 to have to deal with. 7.8 Lack of motivation, self-esteem, and cofidence. Lack of guidance to determine the benefit of school. 7.8 Students lack time management skills. They are not able to manage work, school, family. 7.4 Lack of education and college preparation in high school. Lack of knowledge about support that’s available for students. Gap between help they need and getting 7.3 to the help. Lack of information available to students about scholarships. There should be information for specific 7.3 majors.3 Target 2020 Florida Summit Report
  • 6. Question 2: What can government officials do to improve college completion rates in Florida? Avg. Top Solutions (As presented by Target 2020 Florida Participants) 9.2 Lower tuition rates. No extra fees, higher rates, or loan interest rate increases. 9.1 Increase the budget for education. Pass the Dream Act. Rally support within the state for the Dream Act. Create laws to protect undocumented 8.5 students. 8.5 Consider students constiuents. Visit colleges to hear what students have to say. Devote funding to implementing youth leadership programs. It should be progressive; promote civic en- 8.1 gagement . Delegate a sense of urgency to the problems facing not only post secondary education, but K-12 as well. 8.1 Identify the issues & set realistic goals to solve them & increase awareness. Make room for hands-on experience such as on-the-job training prior to graduaion. Make it part of the 8.0 educational program and legislate the changes. 7.9 Pass the health care and education reconcilliation act. Improve the quality of education and educators through holistic and periodic reviews in order to revise 7.4 and refine the scholastic structure. Improve public transportation around school zones to better accomodate students in their communities. 7.3 Tax breaks, stipends, incentives for car pooling, etc.Target 2020 Florida Summit Report 4
  • 7. Question 3: What can administration officials, faculty and staff at academic institutions do to help improve completion rates at our schools? Avg. Top Solutions (As presented by Target 2020 Florida Participants) 8.3 Be more motivated to help students succeed. 8.1 Provide students with a well rounded and civil - engaged education. No standardized education. Develop partnerships between academic institutions and businesses to create a bridge to employment 7.9 for recent graduates who may not have the necessary contacts or network. Departments need to be more involved with students in their particular major. Let students know their 7.6 department is accessible and useful to them. 7.5 Provide more economical alternatives to required books, such as e-books. 7.3 Provide more services to students to extend library hours and hire more tutors and staff. Train staff to direct students to the appropriate departments. Helps to eliminate/reduce bureaucracy 7.3 within schools. More efforts to teach faculty, staff, and professors to create a more interactive atmosphere for students 7.0 to enjoy classes they’re enrolled in. Make resources available for students at all levels of educational preparation and success. Increase the 7.0 amount of resources for under perfoming students. Have better communication skills to combat language barriers, poor explanations, and lack of knowledge 7.0 about information.5 Target 2020 Florida Summit Report
  • 8. Question 4: What can students/Millennials do to ensure we achieve our individual and collective academic goals? Avg. Top Solutions (As presented by Target 2020 Florida Participants) 8.8 Get involved in clubs and mentorships in order to network and become more professional. 8.5 Find grants and scholarships. Network for your future. Network with others and inform their fellow Millennials on what they can accomplish with focused 8.5 motivation. Voice concerns to administration, faculty and staff so that our voice can be heard and action can be 8.0 taken. 7.9 Gather professors to mentor students by major. Partner with other universities and student leaders through social media to establish a bridge between 7.9 the community colleges and 4 year universities. 7.7 Encourage and influence administrators to support our individual and collective academic goals. 7.7 Motivate ourselves and fellow Millennials with the help of technology through virtual tutoring. 7.7 Join extracurriculuar activities that will help individual and collective academic goals. 7.4 Partner with other students to become more motivated to study and do well.Target 2020 Florida Summit Report 6
  • 9. Target 2020 Florida Summit Evaluation Avg. 9.3 Overall, we had a successful Target 2020 Miami Summit. 9.2 I know how to get involved in creating change at my college. 8.8 I feel empowered to create change in my community outside of college. 8.7 I have a voice in my college community. 8.5 I have the skills and resources I need to address challenges facing my community. 8.5 I know how to express my opinions to administrators at my college. 8.5 I have a voice in my community outside of college. 8.3 I am aware of initiatives or programs at my college that are intended to increase student success. 8.0 I have the skills and resources I need to address challenges facing my community outside of college 6.3 I understand the governance structure of the Florida Community College System.*Top answers are prioritized using a 1 to 10 agreement/importance scale.7 Target 2020 Florida Summit Report
  • 10. Target 2020 Florida Award WinnersHigh School Community OutreachTeam Member(s): Aylwing Olivas, Edwin Ramos, Jennifer Gonzalez, Michelle SfeirCommunity College: Miami Dade College, InterAmerican CampusHIgh School Community Outreach will help to combat the low completion rates of undocumented students by targeting and educatingteens on the options available to them, such as scholarships, welcoming institutions, etc.Students’ Excellent Expansive College Experience (SEECE)Team Member(s): Stefan Moore, Jannette Nunez, Laiyen Suarez, Amalia Mariaca, Paula Vieira, Frank Pellegrino, Gerard Pean, MacDineenCommunity College: Mimi Dade College, Hialeah, North and InterAmerican CampusesSEECE believes insubstantial academic preparation and inadequate advising, a lack of network support, and/or financial difficultiesmay interfere with student progress and achievement. SEECE proposes that a new center be created for students who need additionalsupport from the college.Improving Graduation Rates with a Four-Course Success SequenceTeam Member(s): Ari Pena, Joanna Matthews-Pace, Abril Mariaca, Axel TurciosCommunity College: Miami Dade College, InterAmerican CampusThis project involves a four-course success sequence. The sequence will be aimed to improve success rates by adopting some of theStudent Life Skills courses at MDC and modifying them to be more sequential and comprehensive.Target 2020 Florida Summit Report 8
  • 11. Breaking Down the Barriers: Empowering MDC Women to Make Informed DecisionsTeam Member(s): Laura Delgado, Cindy Torres, Valerie Jean, Makisha Noel, Renette Charles, Daniel Sanchez, Vanessa Gaspard,Jasmine DavisCommunity College: Mimi Dade College, Wolfson CampusThe group members of this project believe that the barriers preventing Millennials from completing college are pregnancies, lack ofgood decision making, and unhealthy habits. Their solution is a campaign for Miami Dade College women, to address the essentialbarriers that hinder college completion.H.I.Y.A.! Helping Individual Youths Achieve ( Seed Investment Winner)Team Member(s): Luna Lopez, Karla JimenezCommunity College: Mimi Dade College, Wolfson CampusThe group members of this project believe that the lack of progressive civic engagement and delayed college guidance in K-12education influences the lower-than-expected community college graduation rates. Their solution is to implement a growing servicefocus parallel to the gradual growth of students, and begin college mentorship once students reach high school.9 Target 2020 Florida Summit Report
  • 12. MDC United ( Seed Investment Winner)Team Member(s): Beecher Daniels, Daniel Rodriguez, David Fredrick, Edward Mercado, Edwin Ramos, Emanuel Oliver, Gerard M.Pean, Gervacio Martinez, Juan Nunez, Anthony Correa, Michelle Ampie, Shadille EstapanCommunity College: Miami Dade College, All CampusesThis project will address the lack of civic engagement in the community and lack of unity among MDC campuses by establishing acoalition of campus leaders to mobilize communication.Parents for College (Viewer’s Choice Award Winner)Team Member(s): Michelle Vargas, Leroy Mendiola, Jeffrey Romeu, Jonathan Vanegas, Juan Bovea, Claudia Prieto, Isabel RuizCommunity College: Mimi Dade College, Hialeah CampusThis project will address the barrier that student parents face with lack of childcare while in classes by working with the daycare centernear campus to offer parents assistance with daycare.Target 2020 Florida Summit Report 10
  • 13. Evaluation Responses• 78 percent of summit participants were extremely satisfied with their overall summit experience.• 78 percent of summit participants were extremely satisfied with the speaker selection.• 76 percent of summit participants were extremely satisfied with the use of technology during the summit.Participant Commitments to Action“My commitment is to continue being a leader amongst my peers and a role model amongst the younger community.”“I will dedicate myself to changing the tide in education and the relationship between students and their community. I also will worktowards creating a more proud and unified network.”“After all of the amazing inspiring minds that I met today I commit to seeking out individuals who can help me accomplish my goalsand I also promise to give back as much to my community.”Participant TestimonialsMichelle Perez, Miami Dade College, Kendall“It’s nice to be in a room filled with individuals just like myself, with the same passionate and the same drive to make a difference.”Sonja Serrano, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth “[One thing I learned at the summit was] that other campuses share the same problems as we do on our campus, so we thoughtthat our idea was unique but it would also help other campuses, not just ours.”Daniela Galofre, Miami Dade College, Wolfson“Inspirational, Life-changing, Motivational”11 Target 2020 Florida Summit Report
  • 14. Target 2020 Florida Partners, Sponsors and Supporters