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Our mission: To provide innovative programs and classroom resources to promote the academic success of St. Johns County public school students.

Bricks 4 Education

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Bricks 4 Education


Bricks are an excellent way to honor our education foundation and mark this occasion to honor teachers, administrators, or special community members that have made a difference in St Johns County public education. Your contribution helps INK! continue our mission providing the classrooms of St Johns County School District with resources and innovative programs to promote the academic success of students. Our partners at Old Town Trolley are presenting your brick to our community to highlight and enrich the classrooms of today and tomorrow. Your brick donation during the pandemic of 2020-2021 will never be forgotten. Each brick is a symbol of local businesses, families, and friends who continue to support our St Johns County Education Foundation and believe in the positive impact we can make together. Each brick represents one step on the pathway of academic success for all St Johns County public school students. Order yours today!


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. Throughout the school year, teachers are able to order from the 1st to the 10th of every month. Those orders are filled by students and delivered by INK! to our schools.

For more information on Tools 4 Schools, please contact Allyson Breger at (904) 547-7130 or


For every plate sold, $20 goes to INK!



INK!'s Make a Mark Award is a special award in partnership with The Tutoring Club 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 teacher will be chosen each month from St Johns County School District who has demonstrated going above and beyond the call of duty. Each winner is nominated by students, parents, colleagues, friends & community business partners. Winners will receive a gift basket of prizes and a complimentary tutoring session for a student of their choice from The Tutoring Club. Let's celebrate our teachers! Nominate your teacher today. Click HERE to learn more.

For any questions or more information email Davey Hartzel at

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! is the direct support organization to the St Johns County School District.


You can make a difference. Volunteer. Partner. Give.

Give INK! a call today at 904-547-7120