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Maintaining a Positive Mindset: Interview with Ellen Nastir Part 1

As we close the fall semester, we encourage you to finish strong! We talked with Ellen Nastir of Innovative Team Solutions, who shared positive strategies for completing the semester strong, plus mental health and wellness tips to get you through winter break. Follow Take Stock in College on InstagramJoin the LinkedIn Group hereLearn more about the Take …

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Take Stock in Children Awarded Mentorship Program for At-Risk Male Students (MPARMS) Grant

Take Stock in Children of Florida was awarded the Mentorship Program for At-Risk Male Students (MPARMS) grant in the amount of $750,000 by the Florida Department of Children and Families to recruit, enroll, support, and mentor at-risk male students. MPARMS is one of three Florida Responsible Fatherhood Initiative grants comprising Governor Ron DeSantis’ Father First …

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Better FAFSA Breakdown with Chrissy Gass of Florida Atlantic University

Take Stock in College scholars, are you ready for the FAFSA? We talked with Chrissy Gass, Director of Scholarships at Florida Atlantic University, about some important updates you need to know regarding the new FAFSA form and how you can be better prepared when it’s released on December 31, 2023. Follow Take Stock in College …

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Take Stock in College scholars and Gigi Graves at Palm Beach State College

Financial Aid Awareness

At the beginning of the school year and each semester, the Take Stock team receives phone calls and emails from students with issues related to financial aid. Follow the steps below to minimize delays in financial aid.   Students attending a technical program, college, or university must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) …

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Take Stock Story: Motivation, My Mentor, and Me with Nicolas Légeret-Harris

Many Take Stock scholars cannot see a path toward college nor envision the resources to pay for a postsecondary degree. While each scholar’s circumstance is different and their Take Stock story unique, resiliency is a common denominator.  Resiliency, combined with the support of teachers and a caring mentor, is what carried Nicolas Légeret-Harris through personal …

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Jaden Edgecombe’s scholarship journey started with a solid support system through Take Stock

Take Stock Brevard County graduate Jaden Edgecombe (2023) reflected on the journey it took to get to today—the now undergrad pursuing computer engineering at one of the top state’s public universities, the University of Florida. Jaden’s journey took dedication and a good support system to not only apply for college but to develop life-lasting skills …

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Roundtable Discussion with FSU CARE: First-Generation Success and Development

To celebrate First-Generation Week, we sat down with several leaders from Florida State University’s CARE program to discuss success tips for all first-gen college students. The “Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) provides preparation, orientation, and academic support programming for students who are among the first in their family to attend college and may …

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Take Stock Story: Many Firsts for Dany Rodriguez

Being first brings the excitement of experiencing new events but also means facing the unknown. Such is the case for countless first-generation college students like Take Stock Broward Alumna, Dany Rodriguez.   “My family struggled all my life financially,” explained Rodriguez. “I remember one time [in 6th grade] my family was asked to provide school supplies, …

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