Take Stock in Children Palm Beach County recently announced that Danielle Oldham, a resident of Wellington, is 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 percent 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.
“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,” Executive Director Nancy Stellway said.
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.
“Working with students, watching them grow and successfully reach their fullest potential is a passion of mine,” Oldham said. “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, where she earned a master’s degree in leadership dynamics in 2012. A lifetime learner who embraces education, she has also enjoyed completing courses toward a master’s degree in education, counseling and human development. Oldham earned her bachelor’s degree from Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky in 2004.
In her 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.”
Take Stock in Children impacts the community by bringing limitless opportunity to its young adults with the gift of education. Strengthen your community by investing 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. Learn more at http://www.takestockpalmbeach.org.