See how Take Stock Manatee is coming out Golden this fall! 
Over $108,000 Raised During the Giving Challenge!

$108,000 was raised for Take Stock Manatee during the Giving Challenge when all online, offline, and the Florida Prepaid Match were added up! That is an AMAZING total to purchase additional scholarships. Thank you to The Patterson FoundationManatee Community FoundationBlalock Walters, and the generous support of local communities that helped raise over $13 million dollars total during #GivingChallenge16.   

Don't FALL Behind On Your Application!
Due Oct. 10
Speaking of student applications are due October 10th!  Eligibility guidelines and the online application can be found by clicking the button below.  Students will be notified if they have qualified for an interview once the selection committee has reviewed all submissions.  
Do you have 30 minutes a week to change a life? 

It only takes 30 minutes a week to change the life of one of our new scholars.  Now is a great time to learn more about becoming a Take Stock mentor.  You'll also have the opportunity to review the new student applications on Oct. 26 or 27.  Please visit for more information! 

Take Stock Manatee Honored With Excellence Award
Take Stock Manatee was recently recognized by Take Stock in Children with the highest level of performance, the Gold Level of Excellence Award.  
Take Stock Manatee received the award during Take Stock in Children's College and Career Readiness Summit held in Jacksonville that attracted more than 250 participants from local programs across Florida who learned from national leaders about the latest trends and data on innovation in education, mentoring, college readiness skills, and career pipelines and resources. 

The Take Stock Manatee staff also found time at the Summit to participate in Stock Tank (Take Stock's version of Shark Tank) and a round of Take Stock Karaoke! 
Leadership Prayer Breakfast - January 26, 2017

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Leadership Prayer Breakfast!  We have moved to the Convention Center and are gearing up for our 10th Anniversary.  Sponsorships and tickets are available now on the Take Stock website.  
Upcoming Events

October 1: FAFSA Registration Begins Financial Aid for eligible students begins its earlier registration period. Please visit our website for great resources regarding FAFSA updates and completion.
  • October 10 this information will be reviewed with our Seniors per below.
October 5, 2:15pm: Future Plans Workshop for all 10th, 11th and 12th grade students will be held at the students' school.  Please contact Cheryl at if you need more information.  

October 10, 5-7pm: Senior Monday - All things FAFSA  Please email Cheryl, to confirm attendance if you are a senior high school student.  

October 14, 8:30am: Community Council Meeting If you are interested in learning more about the Council please contact Jessica,

October 24: Campus Tour at University of Florida - Go Gators! 
Take Stock  Manatee will be headed to Gainesville for the day! We will be providing transportation and organizing an informational tour for all Take Stock students interested in attending UF. Students can sign up here.   

October 26-27: Student Application Community Reads We welcome the community to assist in reviewing the student applications.  If you would like to sign up for a two-hour read time you may do so HERE.  All reads will take place at the Professional Support Center, 2501 63rd Ave. E, Bradenton 34203 

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