Nonprofit, BPCC partner to help first-generation college students succeed
A new facility at BPCC provides aid against financial barriers
BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - A nonprofit organization is hosting its 5th Annual Trunk Giveaway to help first-generation college students.
On Aug. 5 starting at 10 a.m., the nonprofit organization, Louisiana Goes to College, is hosting its 5th Annual Trunk Giveaway in support of first-generation college students. The event will be held at Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC)’s campus at the Cavalier Care Center, located at 6220 E Texas St. in Bossier City.
During the event, more than 25 trunks full of school and dorm room supplies will be given away to help first-generation college students succeed while they seek higher education.
One student who benefitted from Louisiana Goes to College says they may not have made it through without the organization’s help.
“There is so many opportunities and so many people want to help you,” said Jarrod Cox, a first-generation student at BPCC. “I definitely recommend getting involved on campus. That helped me grow and learn even more about my college and honestly provided me the abilities to help other students get involved.”
This year, the event is also highlighting BPCC’s campus and its new facility, the Cavalier Care Center.
What is the purpose of the Cavalier Care Center?
The Cavalier Care Center provides services for students that address insecurities and barriers to success. Students can receive help applying for programs like S.N.A.P., WIC, Medicaid, affordable housing, child care, and more. The center also provides a food pantry, a career closet, laptop loan programs, and emergency grant funds.
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