Celebrating 25 years of commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty with education.
Franceline, a college student focused on a career in nursing, is living the impact of what academic, emotional, and financial support means to Palm Beach County children like her, who grow up in impoverished neighborhoods.
“Your gift goes way beyond graduation by connecting me with a community of support that truly wants the best for me!” said Franceline, a 2017 Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County alumni.
Meghan, a fellow program alumni, who graduated top five of her class from Palm Beach Lakes High School in 2005 and went on to earn a degree in finance, shares the same unwavering appreciation. Like Franceline, Meghan’s dreams took on a formative, goal-driven path when she met her Take Stock mentor Ruth while in middle school. Raised by a single mother with a third-grade education, Meghan is one of six siblings, “we were poor, and it was hard,” said Meghan, now a mother of two, enjoying a successful finance career.
“Whenever I would have my mental roadblocks, Ruth would help me knock them right down.”
In its 25th year, Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County awarded 111 college scholarships totaling nearly $1 million. It impacts the community by bringing limitless opportunities to its young adults with the gift of education. It remains committed to empowering students to earn college scholarships, experience the reward of dedicated work, and gain wide-open access to a life of success without poverty.