Monday, July 23, 2012

Tallahassee Alumni Alliance Dinner
Submitted by Steven Sims, Brevard 2012

(L-R, Michael Miller, Thesla Anderson, Steven Sims,
Angela Alford, Cindy Stoddart-Cooper, Jared Torres)
It was like a gathering of the Knights of the Round Table, the power, success and intelligence all meeting under one roof at Harry's. This was the first of many meetings of the Take Stock Alumni in Tallahassee. We had all made it through the program, and all of us share similar situations between one another, relating deeply to the program with intent to help and publicize our feelings toward Take Stock in Children. There was a total of six of us attending the dinner; Angela Alford, Michael Moore, and Steven Sims who were accompanied by Jared Torres, President of The Alumni Alliance for Take stock in children, Thesla Anderson who is the Director of College and Pre-College Outreach at Florida States Medical School, and Cindy Cooper who is the Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Take Stock In Children. We started the night with casual talk about our experiences in the Take Stock in Children Program, mentors, and counties we we're from. We talked about future plans for ourselves, and for our alumni group later down the road. Overall, this was a great experience for developing our connections and contacts and provided a way to meet some of our Take Stock in Children colleagues, who share very similar interests. We plan on trying to meet every few weeks as a group, with a new arranged guest every time to better our connections and show the success of Take Stock In Children. We as a group would like to thank Cindy Cooper for arranging this gathering for us and starting the kickoff of the Alumni of Tallahassee.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has" - Margaret Mead

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