The Battier Take Charge Foundation
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As a leader on and off the court, Shane Battier firmly believes that the future of our youth rests in higher education. The Battier Take Charge Foundation, established by Shane and his wife Heidi, is dedicated to providing resources for the development and education of underserved youth and teens. With initial focus in Miami, Houston and Detroit, the Battiers’ charge is to encourage and inspire a new generation of potential leaders through educational opportunities and the cultivation of effective leadership skills. The Battier Take Charge Scholarship Program awards four-year $20,000 college scholarships to deserving young leaders from the greater Miami, Houston and Detroit areas. In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, KIPP Academy in Houston and Horizons-Upward Bound in Heidi and Shane’s home state of Michigan, Shane and Heidi provide at-risk students an opportunity to improve and impact their destiny through the power of a secondary education. Our GUIDE Program informs high school students about educational opportunities, and gives them the tools and support they need to excel through high school and into college. Upon completion of our program, every GUIDE scholar earns a Florida Prepaid College Scholarship. Our first class of 22 GUIDE Scholars are Seniors at Miami Central High School and will graduate in May.
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The Take Charge team and 19 of our Scholars from across the country, at our most recent Scholars Retreat in May 2017. Take Charge Scholars are invited to participate in four days of personal and professional development activities. The retreats allow us to get to know our scholars better, while providing them with additional support and resources to achieve their goals. Our programming centers around workshops with mentors, college professors, and life coaches. We facilitate lively discussions with business professionals and outstanding leaders from numerous fields. Our Scholars are given an opportunity to have their stories heard, questions answered, and dreams encouraged. All current scholarship recipients, as well as those who have already completed their degrees, are encouraged to attend. The Take Charge summer retreat is a valuable component of the holistic development of our scholars.