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John Penn, Founder-Great Plains LIFE Foundation and LiUNA Vice President/General Manager with Illinois State University President Dr. Larry Dietz with former Stay 4 students now pursuing their education at ISU; (left to right) Sadee, Nikki, Radi, Gabrille, and Ashley

"I feel like ‘Stay 4’ is what gave me the extra push I needed to continue to pursue my education. They made me feel as though I was not alone and that I deserved a better future than the past I have lived. They did not judge me for the things I have been put through nor did they pity me in any way. They showed me that I can overcome the stereotypes and not be just another underprivileged child who falls to the statistic. They encouraged me to continue to grow into the person I am today and helped me when choosing Illinois State University as my school. This is where I have felt the most support and at home." 



2018 ISU Successful Student Seminar 

Above are two Illinois State honors students who came and talked to the students about their experience with the Stay 4 Project and how it impacted their lives.

 A Stay 4 Story



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