The Battier Take Charge Foundation

LAST UPDATED: October 11, 2018
Education & Youth Development
As a leader on and off the court, Shane Battier firmly believes that the future of our youth rests in higher education. The Battier Take Charge Foundation, established by Shane and his wife Heidi, is dedicated to providing resources for the development and education of underserved youth and teens. With initial focus in Miami, Houston and Detroit, the Battiers’ charge is to encourage and inspire a new generation of potential leaders through educational opportunities and the cultivation of effective leadership skills. The Battier Take Charge Scholarship Program awards four-year $20,000 college scholarships to deserving young leaders from the greater Miami, Houston and Detroit areas. In partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, KIPP Academy in Houston and Horizons-Upward Bound in Heidi and Shane’s home state of Michigan, Shane and Heidi provide at-risk students an opportunity to improve and impact their destiny through the power of a secondary education. Our GUIDE Program informs high school students about educational opportunities, and gives them the tools and support they need to excel through high school and into college. Upon completion of our program, every GUIDE scholar earns a Florida Prepaid College Scholarship. Our first class of 22 GUIDE Scholars are Seniors at Miami Central High School and will graduate in May.
2829 Bird Avenue
Suite 5
Miami, FL 33133

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President and Co-Founder


Newell Fleming
Executive Director
Elizabeth Sobus
Director of Communications and Marketing


This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.