Take Stock In Children
Welcome to Take Stock In Children Volusia!
Take Stock in Children (TSIC) offers at-risk, low income students college tuition scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life. FUTURES Foundation facilitates the Volusia Take Stock in Children Program which raises funds for these scholarships through individual, community, civic and private donations. All scholarship contributions currently are matched 100% thanks to Florida Legislative funding through the Stanley Tate STARS (Scholarships For At-Risk Students) Program at the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Volusia's TSIC students must maintain a 2.5 weighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) throughout high school, attend required events and meet with a volunteer adult mentor on school campus for 30 minutes weekly during the school year. They must also remain alcohol, crime, drug and gang free.
Take Stock in Children has a proven state-wide record with assisting ambitious, goal oriented students to graduate from high school, attend and graduate college and become productive citizens in our community.
In Volusia County, our students are nominated by their guidance counselor while in the 8th grade. If selected, the students attend a contract signing ceremony pledging to remain alcohol, crime, drug and gang free, maintain a weighted cumulative 2.5 GPA and meet with a mentor weekly throughout their high school years.
Potential sponsors may view support opportunities by clicking here.
Qualifying 8th grade students can apply for this scholarship and mentoring program. The application will be available in December 2023.
While in our program, students must:
- Maintain a 2.5 GPA
- Attend school regularly
- Have limited or no disciplinary referrals to administration
- Meet weekly with an appointed mentor – at-school/TSIC app
- Meet with TSIC staff 1-2 times a semester
- Attend college readiness workshops provided by TSIC
Take Stock in Children is seeking mentors. TSIC is a college tuition scholarship program for low income, at-risk students who are selected in the eighth grade through an application process. Students officially begin the TSIC program their freshman year of high school. Mentors meet weekly with their high school student on school campus for approximately 30 minutes. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or would like more information regarding Take Stock in Children, please contact Liz Falero at email@example.com or phone (386) 255-6475, ext. 50724.
2021-22 TSIC Donors & Sponsors
of $250 or more
Darcy Akers Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Bank of America
Dr. Megan and Clint Bagwell
Jay & Kathy Bond
Brooks & Jenn Casey
Arlan James Clayton Scholarship Fund
Bob & Bobbi Coleman
Earl W. and Patricia B. Colvard Charitable Foundation
DeLand Breakfast Rotary Club
Dorothy Hukill Foundation
Adam & Jessica Eckelbarger
Steve & Carol Farmer
Alan & Justine Florez
Florida Prepaid College Foundation
Larry & Andrea Frank
Chad & Brandy Galloway
Luis & Stefanie Gracia
Paula Gregory & Fred Weston
Bill & Vickie Hall
Dorothy Hukill Foundation
The Paul B. and Constance D. Hunter Charitable Foundation
Justin & Susan Kennedy
Junior Service League of DeLand
Latitude at Daytona Beach Foundation
Jerry & Kay Luttrell
Margaritaville Latitude at Daytona Beach Foundation
Margarita Society of Volusia County
Jayson & Misty Meyer
Bruce & Irene Page
Thomas & Barbara Pentz
Dr. Benny & Cynthia Ramirez
Doug & Laura Reece
Marcella O'Steen Rohling
William Ross, III
Rotary Club of Downtown DeLand
Dr. Hank & Jane Routh
Debra G. Simms
Dr. Michael & Nancy Suah
Bobby & Lee Thigpen
DJ Tremble & The Vibe 103.3
United Way of Volusia & Flagler Counties
Omar & Heather Bond Vargas
Bill & Susan Voges
Women United Volusia Chapter