Our mission: To invest in students and teachers within the St. Johns County School District.
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.
INK! Upcoming Events
Joe Gordy Endowment Fund
Twenty-four years ago, Joe Gordy envisioned an organization whose sole purpose was to enhance academic learning throughout the St. Johns County School District. Hence, our Education Foundation, INK! (Investing in Kids), began providing resources so students have the opportunity to reach their highest potential. His legacy flourishes through classrooms and school hallways, enriching lives on a daily basis. Joe’s journey has roots firmly planted in education and our community, which are evident in the development of student and teacher relationships.
In honor of Joe, INK!’s goal is to expand its endowment by $20,000. Your gift is extremely important. Whether impacting a child before entering kindergarten, developing programs that increase Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) or providing opportunities for at-risk children to attend college, you will be assisting teachers in touching the lives of nearly 40,000 children.
Please join us in continuing Joe’s legacy. On May 10, 2018 at St Anastasia Catholic Church from 12:00pm-1:00pm we will be hosting a luncheon presentation highlighting his benevolence. Registration opens at 11:30am and the program will start promptly at 12:00pm. Enclosed is a RSVP card to mail back notifying us if you can attend. In addition, you can make your tax deductible gift by check or visiting ink-stjohns.org. As St. Johns County grows and education advances, INK! will continue its dedication to helping students attain their academic goals. Please help make this possible with your contribution.
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.