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Take Stock in Children

Help us change the lives of deserving students

Help change the lives of deserving students in Pinellas County. Through the statewide Take Stock in Children (TSIC) program, we offer Pinellas County students hope for a better life through college scholarships and caring volunteer mentors. These comprehensive services start in middle school, continue through high school and include their transition to college.

Providing scholarships, mentors and hope

67 % of the students in the program are minorities

96 % of TSIC students graduate high school on time

72 % of TSIC students complete college, compared to the state average of 29% for impoverished students

Take Stock in Children Scholarships

Thanks to the support of businesses, civic groups, a multitude of organizations and individuals who value investing their resources in the future of our students, the Take Stock in Children Initiative presents the opportunity for low-income students to achieve a realistic goal of a college education.

Donor contributions are matched dollar-for-dollar by the Florida Prepaid Foundation. That means that every contribution, no matter the size, will be doubled in value. Currently, the cost of a full 4-year scholarship is $9,000 which will be fully matched to fund one deserving student’s college education.


Providing necessary college tuition funds is just one way the program promotes student success. Take Stock in Children also offers mentors who inspire and guide young minds along with school-based ambassadors who keep track of student progress and enhance learning through enrichment activities.

We are always in need of caring volunteers to be a part of our dedicated mentorship program. If you would like to receive more information, please complete this short interest form. For additional support, please contact our  Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator.