Take Stock in Children

Rating: 4.84 stars   76 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, Human Services

Location: 8600 NW 36th Street Suite 500 Miami FL 33134 USA

Mission: Take Stock in Children aims to passionately promote personal growth, self responsibility and academic success for deserving low-income students by providing a unique set of resources including mentors, scholarships, long term support, student advocacy and a guaranteed educational opportunity. Our purpose is to prepare and develop our students to be successful people, focused on being their best and contributing members of society. Our goal is to develop confidence, competence, pride, a sense of belonging and hope in each student. Achieving this goal will result in an improved quality of life for all of our stakeholders. We believe that a willing child can succeed with the help of passionate and caring people, encouragement and challenge, hard work and accountability.
Geographic areas served: Florida
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My Daughter meets a mentor every week that helps her focus her energy and attention to more academic resources. I believe that having an adult outside the family to talk to on a regular basis is very healthy for a teenager going through High School peer pressure and everything else in between.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my daughters outlook towards education

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunities that have opened up for my daughter

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

were very pleasant

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a huge difference in the help that they provide High School kids

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I applied for this scholarship in 7th grade, and received it in the 8th grade. I am currently a junior at Melbourne High School, and Judy Robson is my mentor. At the beginning I didn't have a mentor, after that I had a hard time keeping one due to distance and other issues, but I got Mrs. Robson as my mentor in my sophomore year, and I adore her. She helps me with understanding what I should do to stay on track, and gives me that extra push I need just when I'm starting to get discouraged. I am very grateful for this program, and for my mentor as well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personnaly experienced the results of this organization in school, and at home as well. This program has taught me time management skills, is an encouragement to keep my grades up, and has shown me what I need to do, to get the best out of life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were very encouraging, kind, and they show a great interest in my accomplishments, and my obtaining this scholarship so that I may attend college.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could help other children like me. My parents don't have the money to send me to college, and with this program my dreams can be fulfilled.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Take stock in Children is making a difference. Where else can a student be afforded the opportunity to attend college with the support to achieve that goal? Each child is paired with a mentor who provides the leadership and mentoring for the child to succeed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting the actual child my scholarship made the difference in their life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

witnessing first hand the success Take Stock plays in the individual role of each child.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

energetic and believed in their program.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world. Over 2000 kids could go to college who might not otherwise. Each kid would then influence the lives of everyone they touch ultimately reaching the world.

Ways to make it better...

I would have been involved from the inception.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

needs for funding. In our private/public partnership we always have to solicit donations from the general public.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Have had a great time mentoring my student. Have met several students that have completed the program and graduated from college. They all had good morals and were hard workers. I will continue to volunteer as long as I am able.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff members are all very dedicated hard working and friendly. They really care about helping the students and are willing to help out when asked.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Program dedicated to the children of the community. When so many kids are being left behind they take up the slack and reach out to those who would probably be out in the streets. The program is a positive move in the right direction. We should all care so much.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

There might be a chance for all kids to see there dream become a reality

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Take stock in children is a wonderful program, I am blessed to have been given this scholarship. The staff is kind and helps with any problems we have. They also give some wonderful mentors to the students!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Really help alot of students that wont be receiving money for their college education from their parents due to lack of money.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been involved with Take Stock in Children for over 8 years. this was the same program but in Pasco County Fl. Now I live in the Villages and I have a young lady that I see once a week. I have found the program to be beneficial to the young ladies I have mentored and equally beneficial to me. this, to me, is a superlative program and deserves praise and continuting support from all. I have followed two of my charges thru college and the experience for both of us was more like mother and daughter and we still keep in touch but now we are friends. Bettina Van Buren

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

giving hope and advice to someone that was in need wether academically or personally and watching them grow and become terrific young ladies thus giving me pride in them and myself.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the staff has been wonderful and always there when I needed them

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

knowledgeable, helpful and courteous

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do more for teens

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

It's been a real pleasure to meet with my student every week. I've watch him grow to be a great young man. I still have 2 years of meeting with him, then he goes off to college. This is by far the best program for the children of Florida.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the staff is wonderful

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

more children couyld benefit

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have been in the program for two years and believe the program definetly makes a difference in the lives of the children we are mentoring. I have seen an improvement in the attitude and academics of my mentee in the two years I have been with him. Just recently his grades have improved dramatically over the prior year. The support we receive from the administrators of the progam has been extremely helpful. I think the program is well run is making a difference in the lifes of the children involved.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being closely involved with the student and seeing the progress being made

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I am writing on behalf of my daughter. My daughter received a Take Stock in Children scholarship this year. I am first of all very thankful there is an orginzation that supports the type of scholarship my daughter has received. I am very grateful to the family that has donated the proceeds for my daughter's scholarship. I think that the Take Stock in Children is a wonderful way to offer students a opportunity to have a future in college. It teaches them that they are responsible for their future and what great opportunities lay ahead if they stick to their goals and the requirements of the program.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching the graduation of other scholars.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Offer a higher scholarship

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The fact that they have honored my daughter and are helping her with her goals for her future.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Excellent in helping to understand the program. All staff and volunteers have been friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help a lot of other students start their future in college.

Ways to make it better...

can't think of one reason at this time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Finding enough people to sponser the program.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is an awesome opportunity. I hope that this organization can continue to help other children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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