Take Stock In Children Partners With Florida State University’s College Of Medicine To Offer Summer Institute ProgramStay up to date on South Florida news! Click here to subscribe for email news updates from BrowardNETOnline.com
Week-long experiences open to students interested in a health or medical related field
MIAMI, FL - Take Stock in Children is proud to announce its partnership with Florida State University’s prestigious College of Medicine. Through the Summer Institute Program, the FSU College of Medicine is providing an amazing experience for Take Stock students. The one-week residential program is designed to introduce high school students to college life and medical school, and will be offered during three different sessions in June and July.
The Summer Institute, a major component of the medical school’s diversification and recruiting efforts, offers the opportunity to learn more about pre-medical advising and outreach, gain insight directly from faculty, interact with current medical students, participate in problem-based learning activities, attend college-preparatory workshops, partake in physician shadowing, and much more.
“We think it is important to familiarize interested students to both college life at Florida State University and the medical field,” said Thesla Anderson, Director of College and Pre-College Outreach at the College of Medicine. “The experiences and skills that Summer Institute Program participants gain will help them take the next steps towards a life-long, rewarding career in health care or medicine.”
With a schedule of themed activities each day, attendees will learn about various subjects including geriatrics, primary care, rural medicine, medical research and more. The program is open to any student that has completed their sophomore or junior year of high school, but limited space is available for each session. Students will be selected based on certain criteria, including a minimum 3.3 grade point average, high performance in college-preparatory math and science courses, a 500-word essay submission expressing their interest in health care and medical studies, and a recommendation letter from a teacher or guidance counselor.
“Take Stock in Children believes in preparing our students for their future and providing access to any and all resources necessary to be successful,” said Emilio Alonso-Mendoza, President/CEO of Take Stock in Children. “We are grateful to the Florida State University College of Medicine for offering this irreplaceable mini-medical school experience for those who are interested in such an important career path.”
Take Stock in Children provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income students, many of whom are the first in their family to have the chance to pursue a college degree. The program provides students with college scholarships, caring mentors and hope for a better life. Take Stock in Children’s comprehensive services start in middle school, continue through high school and include helping students transition to college.
About Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Children is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a solid 17 year history of providing mentors, educational scholarships and hope for Florida’s low-income and deserving youth. The organization has provided educational support and college scholarships for over 18,000 children in partnership with more than 800 public schools throughout 67 counties in Florida. It is the only scholarship mentoring program that has attained a high school graduation rate of 92 percent in Florida. The program’s multi-year commitment to students and their comprehensive program services begin in middle school and continue through high school graduation and into college. Special emphasis is placed on student accountability and specific measurable outcomes. Take Stock in Children students pledge to meet with their assigned mentor once a week, maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5, and remain drug and crime free. Upon successful high school graduation, as a fulfillment of their contractual agreement, students are then awarded a college scholarship to any college, university or vocational school in the state of Florida. To learn more about Take Stock in Children, please call 888-322-4673 or visit www.takestockinchildren.org.