No one tells the Take Stock in children story better than those who have experience it firsthand. The Alumni Alliance was created by alumni for alumni. We want to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our Take Stock in Children graduates and foster a culture of leadership, support, and a pay-it-forward mentality.
As an alumnus, you are part of a network of over 8,000 graduates that is growing each year. The Alumni Alliance seeks to unite alumni efforts in support of Take Stock in Children by connecting alumni on their university or college campuses, increasing postsecondary retention, and creating greater awareness for Take Stock in Children both locally and state-wide.
Our mission as the Alumni Alliance is to implement the goals and objectives of Take Stock in Children by breaking the cycle of poverty, raising awareness, and providing opportunities to reinvest in our communities and our Take Stock in Children family.
We will provide a Take Stock in Children alumni network to increase postsecondary retention and support local program needs.
Break the cycle. Pay it forward.
As an Alliance and as individuals we value representing the Take Stock in Children family with: Responsibility, Integrity, Professionalism, and Excellence.
TAKE STOCK in COLLEGE
The Take Stock in College program provides postsecondary completion and degree attainment support services each year for more than 6,500 Take Stock scholars enrolled at one of Florida's 40 public colleges and universities. Postsecondary degree attainment is the goal for every Take Stock College scholar.
The college program is part of Take Stock's continuum-of-care support model for its first-generation students as they continue their educational pathway to degree attainment or certification.
The program was developed in response to research that students in poverty are often ill-prepared for college and less likely to both pursue and complete a degree.
The model provides scholars with the support needed to help them navigate college, problem-solve issues when they arise, and help develop life skills that will become increasingly important as they transition to working professionals.
The Take Stock in College program helps ensure student scholars successfully use their Take Stock scholarship and delivers on our most basic promise, helping our scholars succeed in College, Career, and life.