Jessica Amaya was selected for the Take Stock Program in 2007 and was immediately paired with an exceptional mentor, Jane Young - then a member of Take Stock's staff and a stalwart of the Take Stock Manatee Ohana.

With Jane's loving guidance and support, Jessica succeeded in achieving her goals:  She graduated from Southeast High School in 2011 and matriculated to the University of South Florida - Tampa.  She graduated from USF in 2015.  Once she graduated, she moved from academic to spiritual pursuits and spent two years in a post-graduate program in Ministerial Leadership at Bayside College.

Jessica is on a mission to give back to the community that supported her.  She organized Bayside College's first 5K fundraiser last year.  She has participated in mission trips to Cuba and will eventually lead mission trips.  Recently, she joined the Take Stock Manatee team as an intern to help us improve our communication and social media presence.

We are consistently blown away by the generous spirit and community mind of Jessica Amaya.

Please support our powerful and proven mentoring and scholarship program with your online contribution today.

Join our Ohana.  Working together, we can make sure no students in Manatee County get left behind or forgotten.