Programs for Women

Student Mothers Achieving Real Triumph (SMART)

The SMART program is a support and networking program for student mothers. Participants must have demonstrated financial need and will attend school at least halftime. Program activities take place on weekday mornings.

As a group, SMART students will:

  • Take an English class and skills for college success, equaling 6 credits.
  • Attend training workshops and seminars on topics related to overcoming barriers which could keep you from succeeding in college.
  • Meet weekly for support and networking with peers.
  • Receive financial assistance from the Women's Center.

Come to Lakeland and start classes with other student moms. Tackle your education together!


More Support & College Prep Programs at Lakeland


The Quickstart to College Program helps you prepare for college success and earn college credit at the same time!

If you are enrolled, or plan to enroll at Lakeland Community College for the fall semester, you can take a six-week college prep option that will:

  • Help you learn to take an online class. Class includes both in-person and online instruction.
  • Allow you to earn one credit hour toward your degree.

Class will involve a combination of in-person and online instruction, meeting on campus Tuesday mornings. Tuition and book costs are waived for all students.

Students who successfully complete Quickstart to College will earn credit for the First Year Experience course (FYEX 1000).

To be considered for this free program, contact us.


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