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  • Helios Education Foundation First-Generation Scholars Website Celebrates Scholars

    January 26, 2021

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    January 26, 2021

    Amid an unprecedented and tumultuous year, Helios Education Foundation proudly launched the Helios Education Foundation First-Generation Scholars website to highlight the inspirational stories of our … Read More

  • Mentorship Matters

    January 25, 2021

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    Author: Emari Craft, University of South Florida Black Leadership Network Scholar

    January 25, 2021

    My name is Emari Craft. I am from Lakeland, FL. I was a Florida Virtual School student until my senior year of high school. I graduated from Kathleen Senior High School in the top 2% of my class. I … Read More

  • The Impact of Mentorship

    January 24, 2021

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    Author: Diana Arcos, Be A Leader Foundation Mentee

    January 24, 2021

    My name is Diana Arcos. I am a senior at University High School in Tolleson. There are 5 people in my family. I also have 2 peach-faced lovebirds and a dog named Sven.

    My family often reminds me to … Read More

  • Examining Student Access to Rigorous Coursework in Arizona

    January 15, 2021

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    January 15, 2021

    The mission of Helios Education Foundation is to create opportunities for individuals to succeed in postsecondary education.  Ensuring students are prepared for success in college includes many … Read More

  • Maria Sastre Shares Wisdom with Take Stock in Children Mentees

    December 2, 2020

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    Author: Take Stock in Children

    December 2, 2020

    Maria Sastre, Helios Education Foundation Board Director and member of the Board of Directors of Helios' partner Take Stock in Children (TSIC) was recently featured in the TSIC Newsletter where she … Read More

  • Letter to First Generation Scholars

    November 23, 2020

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    Author: Steven Currall, President, University of South Florida

    November 23, 2020

    The letter below by University of South Florida President, Steven Currall, was written to Helios First Generation Scholars within the Florida University System and the Florida College System. The … Read More

  • President's Message

    November 20, 2020

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    Author: Paul J. Luna, Helios Education Foundation

    November 20, 2020

    As 2020 is coming to a close and we are about to enter the holiday season, I am reflecting on both the extraordinary challenges we have faced this year as well as the extraordinary resilience we have … Read More

  • The Future of Higher Education

    October 29, 2020

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 29, 2020

    The future of Arizona rests in the future of higher education.  Arizona must strengthen our commitment to provide all students in Arizona with the opportunity to achieve a postsecondary degree.  Not … Read More

  • FAFSA Season is Here!

    October 28, 2020

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 28, 2020

    One of the most intimidating aspects of completing a postsecondary degree is financial uncertainty. Too often students with high potential but low means shy away from pursuing a degree based on the … Read More

  • Helios Education Foundation: Changing Lives, Strengthening Communities

    October 1, 2020

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 1, 2020

    This article originally appeared 83 Degrees Media, a Tampa-based weekly digital magazine leveraging the power of solutions-based and narrative journalism.

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