POPS Orlando

POPS Orlando

Information, Events and Activities for POPS in Orlando / Osceola County


POPS Orlando a currently serves four (4) high schools in the Central Florida region–Evans, Jones, Oak Ridge, and Wekiva. We have an enrollment of approximately 100 students that meet weekly with Program Assistant Gladys Quinones and/or District Manager Dorcas Dillard.

Orlando is the original headquarters for POPS and was established in 2001. The POPS program conducts bi-monthly, small group seminars and one-on-one sessions with the students to address their individual needs throughout the school year.

POPS students attend College and Career Readiness and Character Building workshop on a monthly basis. Workshops are designed to meet the current needs of our students. Workshops include: Keys to School Success, Career Symposiums, Financial Management, Writing/Presentation Skills, Dress for Success, Interview Skills, and more.

POPS students participate in community service activities throughout the year.  Some of those activities include Second Harvest Food Bank, Clean the World, Food for Families, The Orlando Rescue Mission, The Florida Citrus Bowl Float preparation, The City of Orlando MLK Parade Float preparation and parade, MLK parades in Apopka, Eatonville, Ocoee and Orlando, and Thanksgiving and Christmas Giving support.

POPS Students also participate in POPS College Tour where they visit several colleges and universities including Florida A&M University.

Some students are also selected for paid summer internship opportunities throughout the city when they complete program requirements.


Submit a 2016-2017 POPS Application

Go directly to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/popsincflorida/  to download an application.


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A Central Florida Initiative

An alliance among representatives of
our communities who are involved in character development initiatives.

CSWM fosters a common language of
character, so that everyday displays of character development traits may be
recognized, discussed and supported across community boundaries.


For More Information

Dorcas Dillard, District Manager
4401 Vineland Rd. Suite A-10
Orlando, FL 32811
Office: 407-843-1202   Fax: 407-843-1206

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If you’re an employer seeking summer interns from the POPS program, please read the program requirements and fill out the request form.

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