The mission of the Leaders for Life (L4L) fellowship program is to enable highly motivated Take Stock in Children scholars that have demonstrated strong leadership skills, moral character, and academic success, to excel in a university environment by providing them with the tools and resources necessary to empower them to develop to their fullest potential.
The ultimate goal of the program is to eliminate the financial burdens normally associated with a university education and allow the fellows to devote one hundred percent of their attention to their studies and personal development.
Sponsored by the Asofsky Family Foundation, the Leaders for Life Fellowship has changed the lives of 54 student scholars throughout the state of Florida.
Citrus County's Leaders for Life
WADE MCDONALD University of Central Florida - Class of 2017
Wade McDonald attended Lecanto High School in Citrus County where he earned a 4.32 GPA as a dually enrolled student. He was a member of the NHS, Kiwanis Key Club and worked part-time.
He was awarded President Obama’s Community Service Award, Eisenhower’s People to People Award and the Boy Scouts World Conservation Award. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2017 with a Mechanical Engineering degree and is now employed as a Lighting Engineer at ZIO in Orlando.
University of Florida - Class of 2019
Sadie attended Crystal River High School where she ranked 9th out of 301 senior students with a weighted GPA of 4.6.
She will graduate from high school with 38 college credits.
Sadie has a love for small children and babies. Someday she wants to give back by serving as a missionary working with children. High School kept her busy as a member of several organization; the Business Academy, Key Club, Young Americans, Anti-Drug Coalition, Young Republicans just to mention a few!
Sadie is very active in the community as well with Lions Club, Coastal Clean, Inverness Calvary Church and tutoring at Citrus Elementary School.
She attends the University of Florida and is studying to the a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
University of Central Florida -Class of 2020
Paisley Greer is from Citrus County and attended Citrus High School. At CHS she had a 4.463 GPA and ranked 15 in her class of 396 seniors. She worked part time at Wendy’s as a cashier while managing to also participate in a wide array of school and community activities. Paisley is musically inclined participating in multiple activities such as Breeze’ Music Ensemble, Modern Music Masters, Chamber and Category 5 Choir, 3 bands, Drama, and Musical Theater. She even performed a tribute to Elvis for 3 years to raise money. She also had a lot of involvement in the restoration of the Historic Courthouse and Valerie Theater in Inverness. She is graduated from the College of Central Florida.