Attending Carleton College would not have been possible if it were not for the generous help from the Battier Take Charge Foundation.
Take charge is not like any other organization. They invested in me, and that has been the biggest source of motivation to do well.
The Foundation made a college education a reality for me rather than just a dream.
The Take Charge Foundation team is very supportive – they check up on me and hold me accountable on my journey of pursuing a higher education.
I am new to Take Charge, and it has been an enormously welcoming community. I constantly feel the team’s energy towards the program goals.
By being a first generation college student, I hope to create a path that my siblings can follow and become even more successful.
I will be going to Uganda in May to work with disabled children, tending to needs and teaching English. My lifelong goal is to practice third world medicine.
At home, not all of us receive the unconditional support we receive from Take Charge, so this foundation is a gift to many of us.
I was surprised at how much Shane, Heidi, and Newell wanted to create a bond with all of their scholars. Their happiness is very contagious.
Take Charge listens and responds to what we want to know or work on. They provide us with the proper tools we need to do our best.
Through Take Charge, I have learned the value of giving and how much it can impact another person. This gift has had a huge impact on my life.
Shane, Heidi, and Newell are my extended family that I have been looking for my entire life. They have shown me compassion, love and more.
“This foundation has provided me with valuable insights that will help me make a difference in the lives of others.”
Without the Battier Take Charge Foundation’s support, I would not have been able to graduate early from my undergrad or study abroad in Japan.
I still think about the retreat all the time! I’ve got the BTCF pens and folder on my desk, it’s a nice daily reminder to always “Do well & Do good”