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Review for Take Stock in Children, Miami, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Take Stock In Children provides high achieving, low income high school students an excellent opportunity to receive a scholarship for college tuition. The program's dynamics and parameters assist keeping the students on track throughout high school with weekly meetings with mentor and regular review of their grades & attendance. The program offers an additional support system for these students to rely upon.

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

seeing the student I mentored graduate high school with honors then successfully complete college courses.

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

the friendships which develop between the students and mentors which last long past high school graduation.

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

incredible here in Volusia County, FL. Pam Martin and Marsha Lewis do a fabulous job coordinating the program and ensuring the students remain on track. They're also wonderful resources to the mentors and do 95% of the fundraising.

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

offer 2+2 Florida Prepaid College Scholarships to 1,333 students.

Ways to make it better...

more funds could have been raised to support all of the qualified students who apply for the program. It's difficult serving on a selection committee and having to reject students who exceed the criteria but the funding just isn't available.

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

as with all organizations, the ability to raise funds for the scholarships.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & I serve on the Leadership Council and previously mentored for four years.