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Become a Take Stock in Children Mentor
Take Stock in Children is a program which awards four year college tuition scholarships to low income public high school students. All students sign a performance pledge to remain crime-free, drug-free, maintain good grades & behavior and meet with a mentor throughout their high school career.
Volunteer Job Description
Title: Take Stock in Children Mentor
Objective: To meet one on one with a student periodically throughout the
school year. As an adult volunteer, you will offer friendship, encouragement, motivation and support to your assigned student. You will be a role model and student advocate.
Term of Appointment: School Year (September -May)
Time Required: One half hour a week, two to four times per month, throughout
the school year.
Details: An orientation session will be provided to help you understand the Take Stock in Children scholarship program. You will also be given information about the student that you’ve been assigned. Serving as a Take Stock Mentor gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the life of an aspiring scholar. You will meet with your student at a coordinated meeting in the high school.
All mentoring meetings take place with your student on school grounds, during the school day and are coordinated between you and your student, and the high school coordinator.
Qualifications: You do not have to be a college graduate to be a Take Stock in
Children mentor. All you need is time and a willingness to make
a difference in the life of a student.
Resources: Foundation staff is available to provide support as needed. High School counselors and Take Stock School Coordinators can also be used as a resource. Printed resources include: Mentor Tool kit.
Benefits:There is an opportunity for personal growth, developing new
skills, making a new friend. Satisfaction in knowing you’ve made a positive impact on the life of a student.
2266 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, US
We are a non-profit charitable education foundation which enhances and enriches the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators through programs, resources and experiences made possible through corporate, individual and educational partnerships.
Since 1986 the mission of the Foundation has been to enhance the quality of public education in Lee County by increasing community involvement in, and support for, Lee County public schools.
The Foundation For Lee County Public Schools, Inc. sponsors programs such as:
Take Stock in Children: a mentoring program for at-risk children
A-Team Challenge: a high school academic competition aired on NBC-2
The Academy of Teachers: a group of former Golden Apple recipients who meet regularly to share practices for excellence in teaching and to develop tools to support their peers
Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program: honoring excellence in teaching through votes from students, parents, teachers, administrators and the general public
Classroom Grants: a grant program that offers an opportunity for educators to purchase the tools necessary to create a unique learning experience for their classrooms
The Teacher Resource Center: a center that collects and stores new and reusable items donated by businesses and individuals to benefit our teachers, students and schools at no cost to them
We'll work with your schedule.
2266 Second StreetCorner of Jackson & Second - entrance off JacksonFort Myers, FL 33901
March 11, 2020