A group of UA Little Rock students involved in the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program went to Nashville, Tennessee, from June 2-4 for a cultural enrichment trip.
SSS is a U.S. Department of Education program designed to provide services for students who are first-generation, low income, and/or have disabilities. It gives students the chance to partake in unique activities they wouldn't have access to otherwise, giving the students necessary support and tools to help them succeed.
All services are free to those who meet the eligibility criteria and are accepted into the program. Services include a textbook loan program, online training and financial literacy programs, free in-person or online tutoring services, and a $500 scholarship each semester.
Among their most notable activities during the Nashville trip were taking dance lessons in Wildhorse Saloon and touring several attractions, including the Museum of African American Music, RCA Studio B, and the Grand Ole Opry.
North of the River students who participated in the trip include:
Terri Ruffin of North Little Rock
Marwan Madani of Sherwood
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