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The GUIDE Program (Giving Underserved Individuals Direction in Education), launched in 2016, works with driven high-school students to inform them about educational opportunities and motivate them to pursue a college degree. We give them the tools and support they need to excel through high school and onto college campuses.

GUIDE students are paired with well-trained mentors, and are provided with a College Success Coach, SAT and ACT test preparation courses, college-readiness seminars, and countless other resources and benefits. We have established a strong presence within the high school, and pride ourselves on adapting our program to best meet their changing needs.

Successful completion of our two-year program earns each scholar a full, four-year Florida Prepaid College Scholarship. GUIDE has enhanced the lives of over 40 students at Miami Central High School, with plans for expansion.

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of GUIDE Scholars enroll in college following high school graduation


in Scholarships have been awarded through GUIDE



of GUIDE Scholars are First-Gen college students

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We impress on our Guide students that earning a 2 or 4-year college degree is an attainable and meaningful step towards a brighter future. Our team at the Battier Take Charge Foundation takes an active role in encouraging the success of these incredible kids.

GUIDE is currently enhancing the lives of over 40 students at Miami Central High School with plans for expansion.