September 7, 2021 – West Palm Beach, Fla. – Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County is pleased to announce Danielle Oldham, of Wellington, as the newest member to join its leadership team. Oldham, tapped to enhance service offerings in three key areas of mentoring, college-readiness for students aged 12 – 22, and supports for graduates of the nonprofit, throughout their college experience.
Take Stock in Children, now in its 26th year of awarding two-year scholarships to students living in poverty and its commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty with education, accomplishes a 98% success rate with an innovative multi-year model that begins in middle school, and continues after high school graduation, to help students navigate their individual college journeys to earning diplomas.
Oldham brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position including prior career positions in higher education advisement at several universities and colleges in Kentucky and Ohio, and a strong business marketing acumen honed in the insurance industry.
Her skills in relationship management, business development, community engagement, marketing, student advisement, service, and program development have her poised for success. Oldham takes her post on September 7th.
“We look forward to Danielle leading our program team and collectively, enhancing the quality and depth of our mentoring and college readiness program, as well as implementing new supports for our college students,” said Nancy Stellway, Executive Director, Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County.
Oldham brings solid community relationships and a sincere commitment to the Greater Palm Beach County community. Current and past business affiliations include: Membership and Board Leadership positions with the Palm Beaches, Broward, and St. Lucie Realtors Association and service as Affiliate Committee Vice-Chair with its Regional Board of Directors, North Palm Beach Chapter. She is a 2019 graduate of Leadership Academy.
“Working with students, watching them grow and successfully reach their fullest potential is a passion of mine,” said Oldham. “I believe Take Stock in Children’s mentor program is a key bridge at helping students achieve their educational goals and career aspirations, and I am so excited to join the team.”
Oldham is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky where she earned a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership Dynamics, in 2012. A lifetime learner who embraces education, she has also enjoyed completing courses towards a Master’s Degree in Education, Counseling and Human Development. Oldham earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Minor in Psychology, from Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky, in 2004.
In leisure time, Oldham enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, watching them play competitive soccer, travel, and good food as a self-professed “foodie.”
About Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County:
Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County celebrates 26 years of commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty with education. We accomplish our 98% success rate with an innovative multi-year model that begins in middle school, and continues throughout post-secondary completion. We provide wraparound services to underserved youth from age 12 – 22, with no drop-off after high school completion. We help students evade dropping out of high school and attain a college education by providing one-on-one mentoring, after school club meetings, college readiness coaching, college retention services, and two-year scholarships.
How can the community help? Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County impacts the community by bringing limitless opportunity to its young adults, with the gift of education. We remain committed to empowering students to earn college scholarships, experience the reward of dedicated work, and gain wide-open access to a life of success, without poverty. Strengthen your community by investing your time as a mentor to support students as a friend and role model throughout their educational journey, or, make a donation to help fund resources critical to student success. www.takestockpalmbeach.org.