Conquering College Exams: A Student’s Guide to Test Prep Success

College exams can feel like daunting hurdles on the path to your degree.  They often cover a more comprehensive range of material, delve deeper into complex concepts, and require a more sophisticated understanding. Fear not, fellow Take Stock Scholar! By adopting effective test prep strategies, you can transform exam anxiety into confident preparation and score …

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On edge for Study Edge

Take Stock has partnered with Study Edge to give Take Stock in College scholars free access to their online learning support platform! This includes access to plenty of exciting videos, study guides, tutoring, and more. We talked with Richard Melgarejo, co-founder of Study Edge, about the benefits of this tutoring resource and how it started at the …

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Mentors & Milestones Podcast with Josie Tamayo, CEO of Volunteer Florida

The Value of Volunteerism

We’re celebrating Florida Volunteer Month with this special episode of the Mentors & Milestones Podcast! We talked with Josie Tamayo, CEO of Volunteer Florida, who we honored as our Take Stock 2024 Champion of Volunteerism at the Leadership Day at the Capitol this January. Josie shares with us how getting involved in your community can be …

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Exploring Career Technical Education

There are multiple ways to get to career success. For some students, that pathway is through Career Technical Education.  Career Technical Education (CTE) offers students organized hands-on educational activities and resources, building pathways connecting education and the workforce. We talked with Deborah Martin, Policy Analyst for the Florida College Access Network (FCAN), about the differences between …

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Take Stock in College team members with students and staff from Florida International University

Shape Your Future

Hey Scholars! As the semester progresses, I encourage everyone to find some time to sit, breathe, and brainstorm. You may ask, “What is so important that I have to sit down and write it out?”  The road map for your success story! There is a unique power in transcribing your visions, goals, and aspirations. When …

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All Signs Lead to Career Success

The pathway to career success isn’t always linear, but Take Stock Citrus alum Paisley Greer’s story reminds us that you’re never without a few signs to stay on track. In this Mentors & Milestones Podcast episode, Paisley shares a unique connection to Take Stock in Children and the alum’s motivating career journey. Follow Take Stock …

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William “Bill” Halaby, III Appointed to the Take Stock in Children of Florida Board of Directors

William “Bill” Halaby, III was appointed to the Take Stock in Children of Florida state board of directors during its January 2024 board meeting. Take Stock’s state board of directors provides governance and strategic direction to enhance Take Stock’s network of over 45 affiliates. Mr. Halaby is an attorney with Morrison & Foerster LLP. Mr. …

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Take Stock in Children Announces 2024 Cohort of Leaders For Life Fellows

Take Stock in Children of Florida, in partnership with the Asofsky Family Foundation, named their Class of 2024 Leaders for Life Fellows: Annually, Take Stock in Children of Florida collects nominations from their network of 45 affiliates who each recommend two high-achieving graduating seniors for consideration as a Leaders for Life Fellow. Twelve students are …

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MY BIG FAT GREEK LEARNING EXPERIENCE WITH STUDENT AMBASSADOR JALISSA FLORISTAL

We talk with University of North Florida senior and Take Stock in College Student Ambassador Jalissa Floristal about studying abroad in Greece! Don’t miss this episode so you can hear the life and academic lessons from a fellow Take Stock in College scholar, plus learn how to get involved in studying abroad opportunities provided by …

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Studying Abroad in High School Changed My Life

Travel can be a life-changing experience, especially for our Take Stock students at Take Stock Monroe. The program has been able to support its students’ learning experiences abroad through partnership with the Experiment in International Living program. Johnny Louis, a Take Stock Monroe alum (2011), shared how Take Stock and this study abroad program in high school opened …

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