Florida Power and Light Named a Champion of Education by Take Stock in Children of Florida
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Floridant -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Take Stock in Children of Florida honored Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) with the Champion of Education Award for its contribution to the postsecondary achievements of thousands of Take Stock students.

For over a decade, FPL has invested organizational time, talent, and treasure to help Take Stock break the cycle of poverty through education. Most recently, they supported scholarships for 500 new Take Stock students over the next four years through the "Path to Prosperity" scholarship program. The program is a partnership led by the Florida Chamber Foundation supporting the Chamber's Florida Equality of Opportunity Initiative and the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. FPL's investment was matched dollar-for-dollar by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation to fund Florida Prepaid College Plan scholarships fully. "FPL's partnership with Take Stock has helped thousands of our students throughout Florida complete a postsecondary degree and launch prosperous careers that benefit them, their families, and our state," said Jillian Hasner, President and CEO of Take Stock in Children.

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Knowledge is power. FPL invests in education and initiatives that lead to a brighter future for all students in Florida, including thousands of Take Stock scholars.

"We are honored by this recognition and grateful to work with education partners like Take Stock in Children to provide resources and support for students," said Juliet Roulhac, Director of External Affairs for Broward-Southwest & Corporate Philanthropy for FPL. "From supporting STEM programs to providing grants for schools and teachers and scholarships for students, FPL is committed to supporting our next generation of leaders and innovators."

The Champion of Education award recognizes an individual or organization that helps Take Stock break the cycle of poverty through education. Award recipients impact the lives of Take Stock scholars, Take Stock's network of 45 statewide affiliates, and the economic viability of Florida by advancing postsecondary degree attainment. Past recipients include Staples, the Florida Prepaid College Foundation, Helios Education Foundation, and others.

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About Take Stock in Children

Established in 1995, Take Stock in Children, a Florida 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides volunteer mentors, postsecondary scholarships and hope to more than 40,000 currently enrolled Florida students from low-income backgrounds. Consistently achieving high school graduation rates that exceed the state average, Take Stock in Children is Florida's flagship and most successful mentoring and scholarship program. To donate, volunteer, or learn about Take Stock in Children, please visit www.takestockinchildren.org.

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Source: Take Stock in Children of Florida
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