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House Proceeding 07-30-09 on Jul 30th, 2009 :: 0:30:30 to 0:35:55
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:30:27 to 0:30:47( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: smart power will save lives and money and build a more peaceful world for our childn and their children. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentlewoman from from nevada, ms. titus is recognized.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:30:30 to 0:35:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:30:48 to 0:31:08( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the gentleman from indiana, mr. burton, is recognized. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida is recognized? ms. ros-lehtinen: reclaim that time and address the house for five minutes. ms. ros-lehtinen: i rise tonight to recognize the work of take

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:31:09 to 0:31:30( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: stop in children, a program throughout my home state of florida which provides low-income and at-risk children the scholarships and the guidance that they need to obtain a quality college education. as a former educator and former florida certified teacher, i'm permly aware of the importance in providing our children a

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:31:31 to 0:31:54( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: solid education so they may be successful, productive and active members of society in the future. when students receive the support the mentoring and financial assistance necessary to pursue a college degree, they begin to realize that they can achieve their gos, they are capable of reaching their dreams, there are people ready

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:31:55 to 0:32:15( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: to say, we are here to help you. this is what take stock in children offers to all of these children. it is an opportunity for the kids in our community to take advantage of the education they might not have otherwise been offered. take stock in children created a model of operation, which provides for structure and the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:32:16 to 0:32:37( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: stability that at-risk and low-income students need in order to be guided, to be most productive into college and beyond. with it's innovative mentorship, scholarship and case manager and accountability systems, it is no wonder why take stock in children has flourished. the passion and commitment

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:32:38 to 0:32:58( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: evident in all aspects of the organization is indeed inspiring. over 94% of all funds that they gather go directly to scholarship and services to students. as more funds are made available to take stock in children, they are quickly made available to the students. take stock in children has been

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:32:59 to 0:33:19( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: able to expand into a public-private partnership so that forever $2 raised for scholarship and student services, they receive a $1 match from th college foundation, creating millions of dollars of resources for our kids. as all of our florida families

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:33:20 to 0:33:41( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: know the florida pre-paid program allows them to invest early in their children's education and parents lock in the cost of college when they begin paying into the program saving them years of college rate increases and allowing them several years to save for their children's educational needs.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:33:42 to 0:34:02( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: one in 10 florida's children has a pre-paid plan and 206,000 pre-paid students have already graduated from college. i'm proud to say i was one of the co-creators of this program when i served in the florida senate. take stock in children is the largest single purchaser of

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:34:03 to 0:34:25( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: florida pre-paid scholarships and it's a great coordinated victory in the help to have children achieve dreams success. it has been over 21 years since i helped create the program and i'm continually proud of its successes. with florida pre-paid and take stock in children working

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:34:26 to 0:34:46( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: together and educational powerhouse has been created for florida students, combining financial aid as well as guidance and counseling for enrolled and eligible children. over 520 students in my district today are recipients of scholarships from take stock in children and without its support, finding college tuition

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:34:47 to 0:35:08( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: for these students would not have been likely. today, almost $109 million have been awarded in scholarships and one million hours logged with over 11,000 volunteers dedicated to helping these students. it is because of the commitment of dedicated individuals that

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:35:09 to 0:35:30( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: take stock in chdren has come to be a tremendous success. as a member of congress and ardent supporter of giving the best education possible to our youth, it pleases me greatly that organizations like take stock in children exist today. i look forward to hearing about all of the future successes of take stock in children. and i again applaud them for

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:35:31 to 0:35:51( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: their every day victories for all of our children. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky, mr.

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