Take Stock in Children (TSIC)
This program offers low-income, at-risk students a college tuition scholarship, mentor, and hope of a better life.
Investing in Kids (INK!)
Take Stock in Children (TSIC) is a statewide non-profit organization that was established in 1995 to offer low-income, at-risk students a unique opportunity to escape the cycle of poverty through education. This program offers students a college tuition scholarship, mentor, and hope of a better life. Since 1998, INK! has been the exclusive umbrella agency for this program in St. Johns County.
In our local program, students are selected for TSIC when they are in the 7th-8th grades. Selected students for TSIC sign a contract with INK! agreeing to maintain a 2.5 GPA, stay in school and remain drug and crime free.
Once students enroll in the TSIC program they are assigned a volunteer mentor that remains with them throughout their middle and high school careers. Students are required to meet with their mentors once a week. Mentors help students in many ways including career and college exploration.
In exchange for completing this program, students receive a minimum of 60 credit hours scholarship to attend a public Florida post-secondary educational institution of their choice. To date over 24,000 children throughout the 67 counties in Florida have received this life changing opportunity.