From the outside, the nondescript, modular structure on the Polk State College campus in Winter Haven doesn’t look like a place where students would want to spend much time.
For Roxan Aupont, though, it is a cherished refuge. Aupont, a first-year student at Polk State, makes daily trips to the small portable, home of My Brother’s Keeper, a service center for students.
Aupont, 17, was there on a recent morning, doing school work in the office of Casmore Shaw, director of My Brother’s Keeper.
“I come here every day,” Aupont said. “He has food over here in case I want to take a snack or anything, and I also come to study or to get some work done because it’s really calm in here.”