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Between the hugs and the excited chatter, the question “where are you going to college?” could be heard throughout the crowd at the April 27th ceremony hosted by Moorings Park. Students answered with the name of their future college/university with a smile on their face, and an excited glint in their eye.
Anyone who knows George Walters knows that he has fully invested himself in the Take Stock in Children program. George was first encouraged by his wife, Ann, to become a mentor. Seeing the impact that his wife made with the young ladies she has mentored, George became committed as well.
With today’s workplace becoming more competitive and the demand for a post-secondary degree/technical training increasing, the need for students to gain the necessary tools to successfully graduate high school and move on to post-secondary education is crucial.
“There are not enough words in the world that can adequately show the impact that Champions For Learning and Take Stock in Children will have on my future,” says Andrea, a 2013 Take Stock in Children graduate. “Their support means more than just financial assistance. This is a boost of confidence and motivation. It’s an incredible feeling to know that someone out there is supporting me.”
Gary has always wanted to help young people in a direct and purposeful way. This passion led him to become a mentor in Champions For Learning’s Take Stock in Children program, and then an active Board member. Gary is currently mentoring his third student and is always recruiting more mentors.
On February 18, students in five Collier County classrooms received bushels of Golden Delicious apples as their teachers were surprised with Golden Apple awards, which highlight best practices in teaching. Representatives from Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, presenting sponsor of the Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program, were joined by Champions For Learning board members, sponsors, and volunteers to present the awards to the teachers in their classrooms.
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a critical step for families to complete in order for their student to be considered for federal, state and institutional financial aid.
College Goal Sunday is a free session open to all Collier County families in which you can get assistance from trained volunteers and financial aid professionals and complete your FAFSA online.