Matthew Narcisse joined Take Stock in Children Palm Beach in 9th grade. Matthew overcame extreme obstacles, including homelessness. Through Take Stock Palm Beach, he was able to turn his attention to academics with the help of his mentor by his side. Matthew graduated from Lake Worth High School in 2019 with a 4.14 GPA. He attends the University of Florida with both a full academic scholarship from U.F. along with a housing scholarship. He is studying engineering.
In a message to his fellow scholars, Matthew says, “We owe it to Take Stock ‘to break the cycle of poverty’ by excelling in our post-secondary education and dedicating ourselves to purposes greater than ourselves. This involves giving back to our community by becoming doctors who save lives, lawyers who defend the innocent, and engineers who build the very world we live in.”