On average, teachers spend more than $860 of their own money per school year on supplies for students and the classroom, according to a 2023 Teacher Spending survey by Adopt a Classroom.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, reading and math scores for grades 4 and 8 have declined in Florida, and across the US, since before the pandemic…
The Florida Department of Education has identified critical teacher shortages state-wide, posing challenges to both teachers and students in 2022-2023…
How We’re Making a Difference
(and why we’re one of best education charities in St. Johns County…)
During the 2021-2022 school year, our FLY program reduced the literacy gap in letter sounds from 250% to 4%
Provided more than
in school supplies to teachers for the 2022-23 school year
Why INK! Works…
(and why we’re the ONLY direct support organization to the St. Johns County School District!)
Programs with Impact
We design our programs to directly support the more than 3,200 teachers and 50,000 public school students countywide.
Bringing the community together
We recruit and organize community members to provide support through mentorship, volunteering, and donations.
Excellent return on donations
82 cents of every donated dollar goes to programs, making us one of the most transparent education charities in St. Johns County.
Transparency and Integrity
We keep track of how every dollar is spent–and encourage donors to choose specific programs they want to support.