News

News & 
Releases

Latest news, updates and accomplishments from across the states. 

Become Mentor
  • Erick meza

    TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN STUDENT, ACCEPTED INTO THREE IVY LEAGUE UNIVERSITIES, CHOOSES HARVARD TO CONTINUE ACADEMIC PURSUITS

    After being accepted into MIT, Harvard and Princeton, Take Stock in Children recipient Erick Meza announced he has made the difficult decision to attend prestigious Harvard University this fall to pursue a degree in physics. For the last four years, the Bartow High School International Baccalaureate (IB) student received support, resources and a mentor through the Take Stock in Children Polk program that helped him achieve academic success throughout his high school career.
    Read More
  • college system

    Take Stock President Appointed Chancellor of Florida College System

    Education Commissioner Pam Stewart recently announced the appointment of Madeline M. Pumariega, President and CEO of Take Stock in Children as the next Florida College System (FCS) Chancellor. As Chancellor, Pumariega, will serve more than 800,000 students at 28 colleges throughout the state. “It is both a privilege and a pleasure to join the Florida College System as chancellor,” said Madeline Pumariega, Take Stock in Children President and CEO. “I am excited to take on this leadership role that provides students with a low-cost, high-quality education that translates into job readiness and 21st century workplace skills.”
    Read More
  • FloridaLotto

    The Florida Lottery Sets the Pace for Students Success

    Since 2011, Take Stock’s signature 5K, Strides for Education, has provided a way for local communities to show support for local TSIC programs by walking or running to raise scholarships for at-risk youth.
    Read More
  • grad cap

    Graduation Time

    This is a favorite time of the year for Take Stock in Children as we celebrate one of the most significant milestone events of our students’ success – their high school graduation. Over the next 60 days, over 1,500 Take Stock in Children high school seniors from across the state will become graduates and earn their diploma. This is game changing for our students as many are the first in their families to graduate high school and for most the first to have the opportunity to pursue a college education.
    Read More
  • NOVO Award Pic

    Take Stock in Children Takes Top Honors for Innovation

    Take Stock in Children was recently recognized as an Innovative Program of Excellence by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce during the chamber's 14th annual NOVO Awards. The NOVO Awards honors nonprofit organizations and board leaders that not only make a difference in the communities they serve, but also exemplify innovative excellence.
    Read More
  • i3 Press Release

    Take Stock In Children Receives Federal Innovation Grant To Launch Mentoring Pilot In Florida High Schools

    With its new $3 million U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) grant, Take Stock in Children, Florida's preeminent scholarship and mentoring program, will fuel student success through an innovative school-wide mentoring and college readiness initiative in three high schools in Duval and Columbia counties.
    Read More
  • roadtrip nation2

    Take Stock In Children Partners With Roadtrip Nation To Drive Student Success And Career Exploration

    Inside its iconic Green RV, Roadtrip Nation brought to life career opportunities for students through live speakers and videos of successful real-world leaders. With a proven 20-year track record of student achievement through education, Take Stock in Children celebrated its partnership with Roadtrip Nation and the organization's signature Experience student curriculum helping TSIC scholars define their personal interests and match those with in-demand careers.
    Read More
  • rallyintally

    Take Stock in Children Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary with Event, Rally in Tally, to Applaud Remarkable Achievements Made by Students

    Students, and both past and present dignitaries, including Governor Rick Scott, descended on the Historic Capitol Building in Tallahassee today for a Rally in Tally event in celebration of Take Stock in Children’s 20 year anniversary.
    Read More
  • TSICStridesforEducation

    5,000 Strides For Education 5K Event raises nearly $1 million

    More than 5,000 students, mentors, families, community members and business leaders participated in this year’s Take Stock in Children’s “Strides for Education” 5K Walk/Run events that raised nearly $1 million in college funds for low-income students.
    Read More
  • L4L

    National mentoring month in Florida starts on high note

    At the beginning of National Mentoring Month, six mentored Florida high school student scholars were chosen as 2014 Take Stock in Children’s Leaders for Life™ Fellows. Take Stock in Children is a statewide non-profit organization with a 19-year history of providing scholarships, mentors and hope for deserving, needs-based youth to help break the cycle of poverty. The Leaders for Life™ Fellowship program was created in partnership with the Asofsky Family Foundation and each award is valued at $40,000.
    Read More

FIND A PROGRAM

Get on the Path to Success

Become a Mentor

Empower a Student

Get Started

Make a Donation

Make a Difference Today

Get Started