FUTURES Foundation hires College Success Coach for its Take Stock in Children Program
FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools has hired Carol S. Grogg, CPA, Daytona Beach Shores, as a Take Stock in Children (TSIC) College Success Coach.
Mrs. Grogg will be responsible for ensuring TSIC students at the five East Volusia County public high schools meet or exceed TSIC program requirements. She graduated from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and earned her Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix. She has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1989, Chartered Global Management Accountant since 2015 and Certified Fraud Examiner since 2017. She retired in 2018 from Teledyne Technologies after serving as their Vice President of Business Operations and Quality Management in the Defense Electronic Groups; Director of Business Systems in the Marine Group; and Group Controller, Vice President Finance. Mrs. Grogg also volunteers as a Take Stock in Children mentor and is a member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO).
Take Stock in Children of Florida was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving low-income students, many from minority families, to escape the cycle of poverty through education. TSIC offers students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. FUTURES Foundation’s TSIC scholars are selected in the eighth grade through an application and selection committee review process. TSIC scholars are paired with a volunteer mentor who meets with their student for 30 minutes each week on school campus beginning in the ninth grade. TSIC’s comprehensive services include students’ transition into college.
Incoming 2020 TSIC scholars must maintain a weighted cumulative GPA of 2.5 and maintain good citizenship (no drug, alcohol, crime or gang activity). Upon achieving these goals and graduating high school, they are awarded a four-year college tuition Florida Prepaid scholarship. The Stanley G. Tate STARS Scholarship Program within the Florida Prepaid Foundation currently provides a dollar for dollar match of locally raised scholarship donations to assist FUTURES with the purchase of these scholarships thereby doubling a donor’s gift.
For more information about mentoring or matching donation opportunities, please contact TSIC Student Services & Mentor Coordinator Shimene Shepard at 386.255.6475, ext. 50724, or sashepar@Volusia.k12.fl.us.
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