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Champions For Learning Recognized for Program Excellence

Champions For Learning Recognized for Program Excellence by Take Stock in Children

Champions For Learning has received the Luminary Award from the Take Stock in Children (TSIC) state office by earning a Gold rating and meeting or exceeding 100% of key performance indicator goals.

Champions For Learning is an affiliate organization for the Take Stock in Children program which promotes mentoring, college success and college scholarships in the state of Florida. Students who begin the program in the eighth grade are provided a caring volunteer mentor, college and career readiness resources and, upon graduation from high school, a two-year scholarship which can be used toward any Florida public college or university, or to a vocational/trade school.

To support the students during the pandemic, Champions For Learning created new programs for mentors and students and ensured the pairs were able to meet in person and virtually. Despite these challenges, they managed to continue, and even increase, their mentoring program with local volunteers and students.

“These awards recognize the hard work of our staff to provide local Collier County students with high quality mentoring and support so they can be successful in a post-secondary education of their choosing,” said Susan McManus, President & CEO of Champions For Learning, “I’m beyond proud of their tireless dedication.”

This is the third time Champions For Learning has earned a perfect score and is being recognized with the Luminary Award.

Jillian Hasner, President and CEO of Take Stock in Children said, “Daily, our affiliate staff continues their amazing work transforming the lives of deserving students throughout the state.”

Each student in the program is matched with a volunteer adult mentor, and Champions For Learning is currently recruiting mentors for the upcoming year. Mentors traditionally meet with their student mentees at least fifteen times per year on the school campus.

To learn more about how you can join in, please visit www.ChampionsForLearning.org or call (239) 643-4755.