Congratulations Class of 2020!
Supporting families and helping students gain the skills and vision for their future is a unique and important role for our community. Champions For Learning works with the community, connecting them directly with students in support of college and career readiness.
- Volunteer models: volunteer models range from 1-on-1 and group mentoring, to leading workshops, to providing feedback on student resumes and personal statements.
- Community-based programming and training: Specific initiatives are developed to help thousands of students focus on the tasks they need to accomplish in order to achieve their future goals.
- Access to financial resources: CFL leads collaborative county-wide efforts to increase completion rates for the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Champions For Learning College and Career Prep Program (CCP): Eligible 10th grade students from public or independent high schools may apply for this college and career preparation program. The CCP program will equip students for their future learning and career goals. Once in the CCP program, students are eligible to apply for CFL college scholarship programs; they participate in group mentoring and work with a professional College Success Coach.
Champions For Learning’s Take Stock in Children Program: Eighth-grade student with economic need, may apply to this program. The program offers students a caring volunteer mentor, a professional College Success Coach, College Readiness support, and upon successful completion and participation in the TSIC program, students earn a two-year state college scholarship.
"Champions For Learning has given me so many opportunities, I am so grateful to have been a part of this program."
- Hailey 2019 Graduate
"I really wanted to get involved with an organization and thanks to mentoring I was not only able to help a young person, but also have them impact me. The people at Champions For Learning are wonderful. They create amazing support. Volunteering with them has been very satisfying and a wonderful experience. "
– Jack Toren
Take Stock in Children Mentor
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Champions for learning has taught me to fish. They have taught me so many skills, which will allow me to succeed in the future."
– Melissa 2018 Graduate
"When we motivate students to learn, they prove that progress can happen far beyond the four walls of a classroom. When we to building relationships, celebrating success, and setting high expectations we empower them."
– Amanda McCoy Manatee Middle teacher
"As a community, we have to place value on learning, and we have to support it actively. One way to do that is to create opportunities for educators to collaborate and share best practices. It’s pretty simple, the stronger we make our teachers, the stronger their students will be."
– Cindy Helton Suncoast Credit Union, Executive Director