Change a
child’s life
today…

and break the cycle
of poverty through
education.

Change a
child’s life
today…

and break the cycle
of poverty through
education.

Now more than ever, we must
Take Stock in our children.

Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization in Florida that provides a unique opportunity for deserving, low-income youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education. We offer our students one-on-one support services, college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life.

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Our comprehensive wraparound services start in middle school, continue through high school and most importantly, remain through post-secondary completion.

One-on-One Mentoring: Providing underserved youth with a caring volunteer adult role model.

College Readiness Coaching: Engaging middle and high school students with college focused wraparound services.

Post-Secondary Retention: Providing post-secondary transition services and retention coaching.

Watch Franceline’s Story

See how Take Stock in Children impacted her life and help us send more deserving students like Franceline to college!

The Crisis

Most of Florida’s youth in poverty will never complete college.

Low-income and minority children face insurmountable obstacles that make finishing high school difficult and going to college almost impossible. Right now, almost 60% of Florida children are living in poverty and the numbers are increasing every year.

Less than half of high school students living in poverty will graduate high school. Of those that do graduate, only half will attend college.

College graduates are less likely to be unemployed and will earn an average of  $10,000-$16,000 more a year over those students who only finish high school.
We help students graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills they need to graduate college and successfully enter the work force.
Our High School Graduation Rate
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Take Stock in Children scholars’ high school graduation rate is 65% higher than their deserving low-income youth/students peer group.

Our College Enrollment Rate
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Take Stock in Children scholars’ college enrollment rate is 71% higher than Florida’s average, and amazingly it is 243% higher than their deserving low-income youth/students peer group.

Completion Rate
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Take Stock in Children scholars’ college enrollment rate is 71% higher than Florida’s average, and amazingly it is 243% higher than their deserving low-income youth/students peer group.

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Making
an Impact

Over the past 20 years, Take Stock in Children
has helped hundreds of thousands of students
move down the path to college completion.