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Romanian-Born Student Is Dedicated to Community, Service, and School

Eliza Cinca “works tirelessly to make her high school the best in America.”

Eliza understands that giving back to your community is what shapes you into becoming a successful person. This last spring, Eliza gave up her Romanian citizenship to become a United States Citizen. The community around her in Austin, Texas was finally HER community. It made all the hard work, long hours, and dedication that much more worth it. She was not born into being an American, but she truly values what it means to be one.

Eliza is an incredible leader and multi-talented member of her community. She spearheaded the establishment of Grizzlies Squared, which is Glenn High School’s club that focuses on creating a safe place for all students to learn. She serves as an officer for six different campus organizations and also runs track in the spring. Academics are very important to her, and she manages to maintain a high GPA despite all of her extra-curriculars. She strives to make Glenn High School the “Best School in America” by taking the time to get to know all of her peers, as well as her teachers and the staff. Not only does she push to “find her grind” on a daily basis, but she inspires those around her to do the same!

Wiley Middle School teacher, Jennifer Bussear, nominated Eliza for this scholarship

By | November 12th, 2017|scholarship|0 Comments

Scholarship Winner Destiny Sakolevidis Travels the World Opening Hearts and Minds to Adoption


Texas student and teacher use open adoption experience to inform others.

Destiny Sakolevidis is “finding her grind” through unabashed service to others. Adopted from birth into the most extraordinarily loving, faithful, and giving family, Destiny uses her story of grace and redemption through open adoption as a platform to encourage and inform others about the joys of open hearts and open homes. As an adoptive parent herself, her teacher Leah Voth says Destiny’s story resonates deeply with her; and is especially proud of Destiny’s willingness to stand up and share her experiences openly and without restraint. “Destiny is a beacon of light in a dark world, a leader among her peers, and is truly one of the most selfless individuals I have ever had the honor of knowing. Her grind is goodness, grace, and giving.”

Knowing first hand as her CTE teacher, Leah says Destiny truly embodies the concept of “Speak for the Silent, Stand for the Broken.” She has traveled the world in service to others, from Washington, DC to the Rio Grande Valley, and will make a second journey to Haiti this October, where she will be interacting with and mentoring little children and helping to render health services where needed. “Everything Destiny does is selfless. She pours her heart, soul, and passion into bettering the lives of others and is driven by her faith and heart for the broken and underrepresented of the world. She has fed, supplied, and walked alongside the homeless and shared love and compassion in intangible ways,” writes Leah.

In the spirit of celebrating others, the Find Your Grind Foundation awarded a matching scholarship for Leah Voth’s classroom, as well.

By | November 12th, 2017|scholarship|0 Comments

Find Your Grind Scholarship

A huge congratulations to Hannah Atherton and educator Tori Sophia on receiving our Find Your Grind Scholarship at the Jostens National Renaissance Conference in Arizona! Hannah’s story is the story of “stronger by circumstances”. Not only has she risen above all odds to become president of her class, honor roll student, and most importantly- a business entrepreneur creating apparel and ideas for the future! We hooked up Bureau High School and their teacher Victoria with a $2500 scholarship for nominating her friend and student. The importance of celebrating others should always be top of mind. #findyourgrind

 

By | August 7th, 2017|scholarship|0 Comments

FindYourGrind.com Launching in September

This September we will launch FindYourGrind.Com– a premiere self discovery tool for high school students and teachers to explore quality career content and answer the question of “what happens next” after high school. We are changing the way we teach career exploration to our youth, providing educators with an entire database of lifestyles, careers, mentorships, and scholarship options to utilize in teaching students about the “real word”. FYG is designed to ease the burden experienced by educators, all the while requiring students to take charge of their own learning through research and exploration activities. With the FYG platform, students become their own teachers and teachers become managers of that process. This dynamic experience is meant not just for assisting students, but to also aide educators to Find Your Grind.

 

By | August 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FYG x Ryan Sheckler Foundation Helicopter Ball Drop

Find Your Grind and the Ryan Sheckler Foundation have teamed up for this years annual charity golf tournament! This year, FYG will be part of the #HelicopterBallDrop to kick off an epic day of golf, giving the opportunity for someone to win $5,000! Another $5,000 will go towards the charity, supporting causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured sports athletes, inspiring them to “Be The Change”!

 

By | August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Luke “The Dingo” Trembath hosts X-Games in Minnesota

FYG was stoked to team up with ESPN to host this years 2017 X Games in Minnesota! The Dingo hosted all three days of the event and had a chance to interview some of the world’s top athletes. We’re excited for the future of FYG and X Games!

 

 

By | August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Find Your Grind Launches Scholarship Program with Will.I.AM

FYG has partnered with the I.AM.ANGEL Foundation to give college scholarships to 60 graduates of the I.AM.CollegeTrack program in Boyle Heights, CA. Congrats to the graduating class of 2017!
 
 
By | June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Find Your Grind x Jostens Launch US Tour

The Jostens Renaissance Find Your Grind Tour is set to begin September 17′ through April 18′ and will hit over 40 states across the country and impact over 150,000 kids. The tour will include youth speaker Mike Smith, Find Your Grind founder Nick Gross, marketing director Luke “The Dingo” Trembath and influencers from around the country. The FYG Tour will focus on connecting, inspiring, and educating youth on 21st century career possibilities.

 
By | June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FYG x Geffen Playhouse form Partnership 

The Geffen Playhouse and Find Your Grind have partnered to create additional theatre programs and support the growing arts and theatre communities of Los Angeles.
 
By | June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building Bikes for LA Foster Care Youth

We spent some time with Together We Rise at STRZ Studios to build bikes for foster care youth around the local Los Angeles community.

By | October 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments