FUTURES FOUNDATION’S TSIC PROGRAM RECEIVES $8,000 FROM ROTARY CLUB OF DOWNTOWN DELAND
FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools recently received $8,000 from the Rotary Club of Downtown DeLand to support its FUTURES Take Stock in Children (TSIC) scholarship & mentoring program for low-income, at-risk high school students.
TSIC scholars are selected based upon financial need, academic achievement, good character and community involvement. They have the benefit of volunteer mentors working with them throughout their high school years, as well as the support of FUTURES TSIC Student Services & Mentor Coordinator Shimene Shepard and College Success Coach Wendy Feigenbaum, to ensure they graduate successfully from high school and are prepared for and enter college.
TSIC scholarships are funded through community and individual donations such as the Rotary Club of Downtown DeLand’s recent investment. These donations currently are matched dollar for dollar through the Florida Prepaid College Foundation’s Stanley Tate Project STARS (Scholarship Tuition For At-Risk Students) Scholarship Program. FUTURES TSIC program typically awards a four-year college tuition scholarship purchased through the STARS Program.
Mentors are being recruited for TSIC students and anyone interested in volunteering 30 minutes each week on school campus may contact Ms. Shepard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-255-6475, ext. 50724.
Pictured are FUTURES Foundation Executive Director Cynthia Ramirez and Rotary Club of Downtown DeLand 2019-20 President Chris Cloudman.
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