Creating a better future for children from low-income families takes hope. It also requires life guidance, academic support, personal accountability, and a commitment to stick by students from middle school through college graduation.
That’s the proven approach of Take Stock in Children (TSIC). For over 20 years, TSIC of Duval County has been changing the lives of deserving (or under-served) children by combining in-school support through a college success coach, the promise of a college or vocational school tuition scholarship and most importantly the guidance of a caring mentor.
With the help of our community partners and the dedication of our mentors, we have prepared more than a thousand students for a future that includes post-secondary education and higher earning potentials. Our scholars’ high school graduation rate is more than 60 percent higher than their at-risk peers.
Police and Firefighter Mentor Challenge
Through the Boots and Badges initiative started by City Council president Scott Wilson, Take Stock in Children – Duval is partnering with Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department to create the Boots and Badges program.
This program’s goal is to match students with volunteer mentors from JSO and JFRD. To date, over 20 matches have been created! Please join their challenge to ensure Duval students have access to mentors, scholarships and hope!