To encourage our Dreamers to attend college after graduation, employees from the Bayview family of companies including Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, and other volunteers with Bayview Foundation take the Dreamers on college tours around Florida.
Our Dreamers are able to visit different colleges where they attend guided tours to learn more about the school and academics offered. The campus tours give them a firsthand look at colleges they may not have seen otherwise.
The classes go between their 8th – 10th grade school years. They tour some of the top public colleges in Florida including Florida State University, University of Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of South Florida, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, University of Central Florida, and Florida Atlantic University.
During these tours, Dreamers are able to get more information on each school’s academics, acceptance requirements, housing, dining and campus life. Volunteers take this time to emphasize the importance of keeping a balance between classes, work and college life. They also talk about Greek life, relationships, interactions with classmates and professors, and a variety of other college and life-related topics.
Afterward, each student has a clearer idea about what they need to do in order to be accepted to the college of their choice. These tours help the Dreamers determine goals to set in school and plan for their future.