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Teeing Up For A Child’s Future

“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.”

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Mentor of the Year: Gary Personette

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.

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Congratulations to the Induction Class of 2016

Champions For Learning is proud to announce that 56 students were inducted into the Take Stock in Children Scholarship and Mentoring Program at an induction ceremony on April 28, supported by Suncoast Credit
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Champions For Learning Announce Golden Apple Recipients

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.

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Students Receive Help Completing the FAFSA

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.

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Champions For Learning To Name Five Suncoast Credit Union Scholars In 2016

The Suncoast Credit Union announces its partnership with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, and Champions For Learning, the local education foundation, to offer five $2,000 scholarship awards to deserving Suncoast Credit Union Logo full colorhigh school seniors (graduating 2016) in Collier County public, private and home schools.

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Champions For Learning Announces Collier County Teachers of Distinction

The job of molding the minds of our future leaders is a responsibility not to be taken lightly. Teachers have risen to the occasion and so many have put great ideas into practice to make a difference for our students.

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Champions Day: Making A Difference in the Lives of Students

To many Snow White, Cinderella, and a lawyer wouldn’t fall under the same category. But to Hailie Dixon, who grew up in a single mother household, receiving a college degree was something right out of a fairy tale; SAM_1402something that she could only dream of. This was until she joined Champions For Learning’s Take Stock in Children mentoring and scholarship program.

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Champions For Learning Ranked Among Top 25 Education Foundations Nationwide

Champions For Learning, Collier County’s education foundation, has been ranked 21st in the nation’s only annual study of K-12 education foundations, “Stepping Up: The Top K-12 Education Foundations in the Nation”.

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Changing the Future One Student at a Time

“As a mentor, Jack always showed up. He was always supportive. He made me feel like he actually cared,” says Jerry, a 2015 Take Stock in Children graduate. “He’s honestly impacted my life so much in such a short amount of time. We’ve only known each other for two years and I feel like he’s changed my whole life.”

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