MIAMI, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Take Stock in Children (TSIC), a statewide non-profit organization with a solid history of providing at-risk youth with scholarships, mentors and hope, has published and released The Orange Book: A College Success Guide for college-bound students and their parents/guardians. The guide, which provides a student planner and easy-to-follow steps to prepare for college and beyond, is consistent with the organization's commitment to helping Florida students build a solid foundation of values, establish goals and improve their skills while developing self-esteem and confidence. The guide, which is in its third year and second iteration, was designed and printed by Original Impressions (OI), a full service marketing communications company, and distributed to all 2014 TSIC graduating seniors.
"Statistics show that approximately one-half of the nation's entering postsecondary students do not meet placement standards and are not ready for college-level work," said Madeline Pumariega, Presidents and CEO, Take Stock in Children. We know that the pathway to being successful in college requires both academic and life skills. We have put a toolkit together that helps navigate a student through the pathway of college to career."
"The Orange Book is a valuable tool that provides students with a blueprint to help them excel in college and lay a solid foundation for lifelong growth and success." said Roland B. Garcia, founder and CEO, Original Impressions. "Everyone who collaborated on this project kept students' needs front and center to ensure that the guide took the stress and anxiety out of college preparedness and channeled it into tools and tips for academic, emotional and social excellence."
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The Orange Book along with its whimsical zippered orange peel imagery is aptly named for its audience – deserving, low-income students within the state of Florida. The orange imagery is synonymous with Florida and the color orange, because it is a power color and complements the branding of Take Stock in Children's logo.
To request a copy of the Orange Book: A College Success Guide, please call 888-322-4673.
About Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Children is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a solid 18 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 22,000 children in partnership with more than 800 public schools throughout the 67 counties in Florida. It is the only scholarship mentoring program that has attained a high school graduation rate of 94 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, in 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.
About Original Impressions
Original Impressions, LLC (OI) is a full service marketing communications company specializing in Creative Design, Web Development, Printing, Mailing/Fulfillment and Marketing Consulting for clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including Banking, Beverages, casual Dining, Cosmetics, Cruise Lines, Healthcare, Hospitality and Quick Service Restaurants. Original Impressions is the first triple certified Marketing Communications Partner in South Florida, authorized to purchase and print the FSC, SFI and PEFC logos. It is one of the "Top 100 Minority Businesses in South Florida" and one of the "Top 500 Hispanic Companies in the U.S." It is also a Certified Minority Supplier at the local, state and national levels. To learn more about Original Impressions, please visit the company's website at www.originalimpressions.com.
SOURCE Take Stock in Children