Take Stock in Children is a drop out prevention, mentoring and college scholarship program designed to identify and assist motivated, well-deserving, low-income middle and high school students. It powerfully impacts the major elements of that young child’s life: family, school and community. The singular focus of Take Stock is changing children’s lives, one child at a time.
Upon successful completion of the program, Take Stock in Children scholars will receive a 2-year college scholarship (60 credit hours) sponsored by a local college or university or a 2-year (60 credit hours) Florida Prepaid account.
Each student and parent/guardian signs a performance contract to:
• Stay in school, and stay crime and drug free
• Meet with a mentor once a week
• Exhibit appropriate behavior
• Maintain good grades
The performance contract, support from the parent, mentor activities, and monitoring of the student’s grades, attendance and discipline remain in effect until the student graduates from high school.
2012-2013 Take Stock in Children scholarship opportunity
Take Stock in Children will be recruiting motivated, well-deserving, low-income middle and high school students this fall for its mentoring and college scholarship and mentoring program. Students in the 7th - 9th grades are encouraged to apply if they:
- Have a 2.5 grade point average or better
- Have a drug and crime free record
- Have above average attendance
- Exhibit good behavior in school
- Make a commitment to meet with a mentor for one hour a week
- Meet income eligibility requirements
For an application click here, or you may contact your student’s guidance counselor for a copy of the application.