Tarpon Springs, Florida -- Dozens of new, and incredibly young, faces were on St. Petersburg College's Tarpon Springs campus on Wednesday.
More than 80 fifth graders from Tarpon Springs Elementary spent the day at SPC, and if they keep their promise, it won't be their last time in a college classroom.
The children were guests of SPC's student government association--attending classes, having a special lunch and touring the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Modern Art.
The event was called "Commit to Complete: TSES Class of 2021." It was the brainchild of fifth grade teacher Beverly Billiris as a way to giv students an early taste of the college experience.
"We have students at our school that probably would never step foot on a college campus," said Billiris. "I believe if they see it and they can feel it, they can dream it and they can make it happen."
The students all signed pledges and a banner, promising to finish high school and go on to college.