Summer Internship Program: Lamar Robinson Joins FPG
Lamar Robinson, Jr., has been employed as one of the summer interns funded by the Community Papers of Florida (CPF) Internship Program.

Robinson is working at the Forum Publishing Group in Deerfield Beach. His responsibilities include researching and developing the groups' 2009 Town Planner community calendars including school events, emergency local numbers, chamber events, and money-saving offers from local sponsors. These calendars are distributed in December to over 220,000 households in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

A native of Hartford, Conn., Robinson moved to Ft. Lauderdale when he was three years old. He attended Ft. Lauderdale High School's Pre-Law & Public Affairs Magnet Program, where he received various awards in forensics, law and music, as well as a scholarship for basketball. He attended Ohio Valley University in Parkersburg, W. Va. After receiving his AA degree in Liberal Arts, he transferred to the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa.

At USF he switch to studying psychology. He pursued two majors and one minor while working full time in several programs. One program was the MacNair and Jenkins Scholar Program, which helped students who were academically successful in school but needed financial assistance to attend a four-year university. He was involved in helping incoming freshmen select classes and in organizing tutoring sessions.

Robinson was a member of the Student Government Association and Volunteer USA, a program that provides services to those in need.

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