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Review for Take Stock in Children, Miami, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My experience with the Take Stock in Children scholarship program has been a tremendously positive one. The TSIC program has definitely given my family and me the tools we needed to help me further my education, as well as my sister's and brother's by awarding them academic scholarships as well. Even during a particularly rough time, after a horrible car accident, for which I had an extended hospital stay, TSIC was there for me, and worked with my teachers and deans to make sure that my GPA didn't suffer, and that tutoring and assistance was there for me if I needed it. I am so grateful to all of the opportunities TSIC has blessed me with, and I know that without them, making it through college would have been so much harder. They also provided me with a wonderful mentor, Julie Ryan, who was there with me all through my school years and took an active interest in my personal life as well as education, and was a genuine, sincere, and open person. Julie was the perfect mentor, and really made me feel comfortable and like I could do anything. Her words of encouragement always inspired me, and I am grateful to TSIC and Julie Ryan for giving me the best high school years I could ask for!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many different ways. This program has unlocked my potential for greatness and encouraged me to pursue my dreams. They are so much more that a scholarship programs. They are like friends, family, and guidance counselors!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not do a thing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the college campus trips and trips to Tallahassee. I love all of the dinners and events that the TSIC holds, like the Mentor Apprecation dinner and Motivational guest speakers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome! They were kind, sincere, and generous. The volunteers and staff of this organization are so helpful and very positive people. They take such a genuine interest in people. It is such an honor to be a part of something like that.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do just about anything! TSIC has helped so many families, that I am sure that with 10 million bucks, EVERYONE would have a scholarship!

Ways to make it better...

I stayed in Florida and could keep in better contact, and still attend all the events they hold.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

people not taking advantage of all of its opportunities.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I realize that this all sounds so generic and cheesy, but this program really has changed my life. I come from a big family with little money. And I honestly don't know what I would've done without it, or without my wonderful mentor Julie Ryan.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & Awarded scholarship, and took part in numerous trips.