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College Reach-Out Program


Welcome to the College Reach-Out Program

The College Reach-Out Program, also known as CROP, at Gulf Coast State College is a state funded program designed to promote post-secondary educational opportunities for 6th-12th grade students from selected schools in Bay, Franklin and Washington Counties. The program serves students from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and offers a pathway to a successful experience. 

Our goal is to strengthen the educational motivation and preparation of low-income and educationally disadvantaged students in grades 6th through 12th, who, without special support and recruitment efforts, "would be unlikely to seek admission to a community college, state university or pursue other educational opportunities." We are also committed to increasing the number of  students who successfully enter and complete a technical or college program. 

Participants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or an eligible non-citizen. They must also meet any of the following criteria: 

First generation (neither parent has four-year bachelor's degree)

Low income (based on federal guidelines)

Has a need for academic support

As a participant,  the College Reach-Out Program offers you:

  • Academic Tutoring
  • STEM Summer Experience
  • College Placement Test Preparation
  • ACT & SAT Preparation
  • Academic & Career Counseling
  • Scholarship Assistance
  • Federal Financial Aid Counseling
  • Motivational Seminars
  • Life Skill Workshops
  • Mentoring
  • Cultural & Academic Enrichment Field Trips
  • Leadership Development Activities
  • One Saturday a Month Meeting Through the Academic Year

Contact Information

Joy Sorrells

Joy Sorrells, CROP Coordinator
850.769.1551 ext.3356 |

Available:  Monday – Thursday 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM
                     *please call and set up an appointment


Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.