*FEATUREDPBCGA Community Update: Take Stock in Children

PBCGA Community Update: Take Stock in Children



Lidia Vargas

Director of Development

(561) 603-9718



As we bid farewell to another school year, I wanted to take a moment to share with you the remarkable achievements of our Take Stock in Children Palm Beach students and express my heartfelt gratitude for your continued support and dedication to our mission.


At our recent graduation event held at the South Florida Fairgrounds, we celebrated the remarkable achievements of 127 deserving seniors, awarding them over $1,270,000 in Florida Prepaid Scholarships. We remain committed to our students, ensuring a smooth transition as they embark on their college journeys. Our dedicated team is actively engaged in providing ongoing guidance, resources, and support to help them navigate this new chapter. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE 2023 Graduation Event.

As I reflect on the accomplishments of the past school year, I am inspired by the transformative power of education and the collective efforts of our community. Together, we are making a profound impact on the lives of these talented young individuals, opening doors of opportunity that would otherwise remain closed.

I look forward to your continued partnership as we strive to make an even greater difference in the upcoming year.



Nancy Stellway, Executive Director

Take Stock In Children Palm Beach County

1896 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, Ste 103

West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Phone: (561) 683-1704


To Learn More About Us Visit www.TakeStockPalmBeach.org

Ways to Support

We appreciate your time and interest in our organization. Take Stock in Children program’s model is rated “best in class” by the Florida Legislature with 98% of our students graduating high school and 74% obtaining a post-secondary credential (compared to only 27% of their peer group). For low-income and minority students, education is the key to success and upward mobility. Take Stock in Children is the single-largest nonprofit purchaser of Florida Prepaid College Foundation Scholarships with assets totaling more than $250M, and over $18M awarded to Palm Beach County students. Our scholarship plans are purchased at half-price and matched $ for $ through our partnership with the Florida Prepaid Foundation, enabling us to serve twice as many students. 


Join us, “take stock in a child today,” and help us ensure that all students, no matter their background, have equitable access to quality education.

Palm Beach County Golf Association Scholarship & Mentorship Fund

Each year the Palm Beach County Golf Association awards scholarships to deserving and worthy college students.  We are proud of the fact that our efforts have made a difference in the lives of many area students.  Currently 20+ students are receiving PBCGA sponsored tuition scholarships thanks your recent generous donations! If you would like to get involved, you can do so by making a tax-deductible donation to the PBCGA Scholarship Fund.

The Palm Beach County Golf Association has awarded over $460,000 to 185 + area college students to help with their college education. These scholarships have helped students pay for tuition, books and other fees so that they could be more dedicated to their studies.

Since 2010, the PBCGA has partnered with Take Stock in Children – Palm Beach County to provide tuition scholarships to attend the Florida state college of their choice.

Take Stock in Children is a statewide mentoring/scholarship program. The program enrolls middle school, low-income students and helps them succeed by providing college and vocational scholarships, volunteer mentors, student advocates, early intervention and long-term support.

Scholarship recipients and their parents sign a performance contract pledging to stay in school, remain drug free, and out of trouble. Upon successful completion of the program, the students receive either a 2-year or a 2+2 scholarship purchased through the Florida Prepaid College Program.

  • Student Promise: Self Accountability
  • Parental Involvement: Increasing the Chances of Success
  • Motivation and Support: Volunteer Mentoring
  • Academic Assistance: Student Advocates/Case Managers
  • College Scholarships: Hope for a Better Future
  • Continuation of Mentoring: Increasing Likelihood of College Graduation

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