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Brevard Mentor

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Take Stock in Children
October 14, 2009

I am in my third year as a volunteer mentor with Take Stock in Children in Brevard County Florida and have had the privilege of working with two great high school students. It was a recruitment newspaper article which attracted me to this volunteer opportunity and it was the nature of the program plus the professionalism and sincerity of the TSIC staff which convinced me to commit my volunteer time to this program. From a mentor's perspective I especially find the frequent one-on-one contact I have with my TSIC students to be the backbone of our relationship. The TSIC staff has always been available and responsive to the needs of my students and myself. The supportive foundation and the HOPE which TSIC provides are things which money alone cannot buy. The program strives to identify target students even before they themselves fully realize their own potential and takes a lovely journey with them as they grow and develop knowing that the challenge and burden of post-graduate tuition is theirs to be had. Armed with this knowledge and fortified by their contract committments with TSIC they truly can begin to take charge of their lives.

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

knowing that I have assisted a young adult in fulfilling the requirements of their TSIC scholarship and seeing their hopes and efforts come to fruition.

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

dedicated, capable, hard-working and sincere.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I meet with the student almost weekly in a school setting during which time we set, review, revise, evaluate and work on her educational and personal goals.