Congratulations to Pahokee High School senior Jasmine Calderon for being one of only 12 Take Stock in Children Leaders for Life scholarship finalists in the state of Florida. She is eligible for the Leaders for Life Fellowship because of her participation in Take Stock in Children, which is a statewide program that provides at-risk children with a mentor and a college scholarship.
In return, Take Stock scholars sign contracts in which they promise to remain drug-free, to avoid behavior that would get them into trouble with law enforcement, to attend school regularly, and to earn satisfactory grades. The students’ parents also sign the contracts and agree to provide home environments conducive to education. The local Take Stock program was established in 1996.