Take Stock In Children

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.



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 Shimene Shepard at sashepa1@volusia.k12.fl.us or phone (386) 255-6475, ext. 50724. 


Click here for the Mentor Application or click here for an online form


 2020-2021 TSIC Donors & Sponsors

of $250 or more

Arlan James Clayton Scholarship Fund

Bank of America

Craig and Kelly Conway

Elliott & Socorro Calkins

Earl W. and Patricia B. Colvard Charitable Foundation

DeLand Breakfast Rotary Club

Duke Energy Foundation

Faith & Hope Charity

  Helen Farb

Gulf Coast Community Foundation

 Jeff Hoffer

Indigo Dental, Inc.

Intracoastal Bank

Junior Service League of DeLand

Latitude at Daytona Beach Foundation

Margarita Society of Volusia County

Morgan Stanley Gift Fund

Bruce & Irene Page

Thomas & Barbara Pentz Scholarship Endowment Fund

 William Ross III

Space Coast Credit Union

 Stanley Tate Project STARS (Scholarship Tuition for At-Risk Students) Scholarship Program

 Dr. Michael & Nancy Suah

Suntrust...now Truist

Take Stock in Children, Inc.

Jean Thornton 

Wells Fargo

Wholesale Lighting, Inc.

Women United Volusia Chapter