Our mission: To provide innovative programs and classroom resources to promote the academic success of St. Johns County public school students.
INK! Upcoming Events
TEACHER OF THE YEAR BANQUET
January 31, 2020 · Renaissance at World Golf Village
Be part of the magic by supporting the 40th annual Teacher of the Year Celebration. This year highlights the bright and electric theme Teachers Light Up the Classroom. This award show hosts over 800 guests to honor all outstanding educators in our community.
MAKE A MARK AWARD
The Make a Mark Award is a special award honoring teachers in St. Johns County that encourage their students to make their mark on the world. When a teacher invests in their students they can inspire them to persevere and not give up! A winner will be chosen each month from an elementary and a secondary school by students & community business partners. Winners will receive a copy of the book, The Dot with a thank you for ALL they do from INK! and Beaver Toyota. Click HERE to learn more.
For any questions or more information email Davey Hartzel at David.Hartzel@stjohns.k12.fl.us
TOOLS 4 SCHOOLS
On average, teachers spend $800 of their own money on school supplies for their students and classroom. The goal of Tools 4 Schools is to lower this cost to our educators.
Tools 4 Schools is an annual county wide school supply drive held in the summer. Individuals, organizations, and businesses are encouraged to become a part of this event by becoming drop-off points, donating supplies and/or volunteering time to help sort and distribute to teachers.
In April 2012, the Bailey Group Resource Depot opened. This is a permanent location, donated by The Bailey Group, which stores the collected supplies during the Tools 4 Schools drive and throughout the year. Teachers digitally submit supply requests throughout the school year. Filling orders serves as a service learning project for students.
SUPPORT EDUCATION LICENSE PLATES
For every plate sold, $20 goes to INK!
We are thankful for the kindness of ALL of our Supporters!
Investing in Kids (INK!) is the direct support organization for the St. Johns County School District. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, INK! leads efforts to directly
benefit the educators and students within the school district. Our programs and events strive to provide the tools and resources that are necessary to help each child reach their full potential. Since 1994, Investing in Kids (INK!) has led the effort to cultivate success for students and teachers through funding, initiatives, and inspiration.