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Florida Trend Next Magazine – First in Your Family to Plan on College

More than half of all students enrolled in Florida colleges and universities are the first in their families to attend. Unfortunately, those students are 44% less likely than continuing education students to earn a bachelor’s degree.

 

Volunteer Florida Awards $496,000 in Funding to 24 Florida Non-Profits

Volunteer Florida’s VGF program, which is funded by the federal agency, AmeriCorps, helps organizations recruit skills-based volunteers to serve Florida students, families and communities. Skills-based volunteerism expands the impact of organizations by leveraging the experience and talents… 

WPTV Feature – Scholar Career Coaching Celebrates a Decade of Success

“When I started it, I just wanted to give back to the community. It’s something that started out as a passion and it turned out to be bigger than itself,” said Lynne Gassant, the founder and CEO of Scholar Career Coaching.

WPTV Media Coverage  – Scholar Career Coaching awards students with scholarships, laptops

Scholar Career Coaching is celebrating 10 years of helping junior and seniors in Title I high schools prepare and succeed in college.

Non-Profits Local Program Helping Teens from Immigrant Families …

Black university students are trying to adjust to campus life amid the pandemic and social justice protests. Two college freshmen from Palm Beach County say they’re navigating their first year in their own ways.

Local program helping teens from immigrant families get into college

A local program is helping teens from immigrant families accomplish their American dream. “I thought I would be stuck there for like a long, long time,” Kenineson Cene said.

Soroptimist International of Boca Raton, Women of Distinction, 2022 

 

Paige Kornblue takes us to the 2022 Soroptimist International of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach Women of Distinction 47th Annual Awards Breakfast where community leaders were honored and recognized.

Legacy Magazine – 50 Most Powerful Black Leaders in Business & Industry for 2019

Founder Lynne W. Gassant selected as one of South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful Black Leaders in Business & Industry for 2019.

 

Palm Beach County Mentoring Program Helping Students Through the Pandemic

Pushing past the pandemic, a Palm Beach County non-profit dedicated to helping teens from difficult backgrounds make it to college says they’re not letting the COVID-19 pandemic slow their mission down.

Leadership Award (Video Recap)

Symone Sanders champions inclusivity, encouraging individuals to embrace diverse voices and perspectives in the pursuit of building and extending strong communities that will help change the world. 

Annual MLK event honors locals for community service and leadership

Palm Beach State College held its 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Thursday morning inside the Duncan Theater on the main campus in Lake Worth.

‘Dream Big’ Scholarship Awards held in Boynton Beach

The fourth annual Scholar Career Coaching award ceremony took place Sunday at Benvenuto restaurant in Boynton Beach. The ceremony honored the program’s mentors who do the hard work throughout the school year.

Scholar Career Coaching preparing students for college

Lynne Gassant of Scholar Career Coaching talks about how the local non-profit is mentoring students for college and careers.

Scholar Career Coaching: Breaking barriers for students

Scholar Career Coaching is a nonprofit organization that was created to help South Florida high school students in Title I schools, with a focus on ESL (English as a Second Language) with career planning, college readiness, financial literacy and soft skills. 

Gov. Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Award

Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Chester Spellman awarded Lynne Gassant with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition.

People on the move

This week’s People on the Move column highlights an entrepreneurial approach to the arts as two local artists were recognized with fellowships in Palm Beach County. Additionally, a professional who founded a nonprofit to provide after school mentoring services received a statewide recognition. 

After-school mentoring program fills a niche

Scholar Career Coaching is filling a niche at Atlantic Community High School. The new mentoring program provides one-on-one and small group guidance. It’s a need that founder Lynne Gassant knows all too well.

MLK, Jr. Leadership Award Winners

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards were established by Palm Beach State College to honor individuals and organizations that have made major innovative contributions toward improving the lives of others, particularly the underserved, through leadership, service and/or programs. 

Lynne Gassant – Human Resources Hero On The Job and At School

However hard you think your job is on any given day, give a thought to the obstacles Lynne Gassant, the Human Resources manager at Braman Motorcars faced when she and her parents arrive here from Haiti and she found herself in school not understanding a word of what was being said

Inspiring: Lynne, Founder & Executive Director Of Scholar Career Coaching

I came to Florida from Haiti at the age of 14, where understanding the language was just half of my battle. I struggled throughout middle school, but managed to maintain good academic standing and transition to high school. My transition to college was not easy since my parents were unfamiliar with the educational system. It was hard to figure out “what’s next?” for my future.

New mentoring program expands slowly but surely at Atlantic High School

La Quesha Swain graduated this spring from Atlantic Community High School. Bound for Spelman College in Atlanta, Swain takes the top scholarship of $750 awarded by Scholar Career Coaching. She plans to major in psychology and economics.